Love Story Reviews

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August 30, 2020
A genuinely moving love story with vivid characters in a singularly cinematic romance.
April 5, 2019
Love Story is a three-handkerchief movie if you are hard boiled. Otherwise it rates six hankies.
February 8, 2018
Ryan O'Neal gives the character of the neon scion a warmth and vulnerability entirely missing from the bestseller.
January 30, 2012
MacGraw never could act her way out of a paper bag, but she dies very prettily, cuing Oscar winning violins and O'Neal's Big Scene.
January 24, 2012
If you're going to make a serious tearjerker, somebody's got to die. It's in the handbook of romantic platitudes.
January 1, 2011
Mega-hit of the 1970s is a real cringer today.
September 23, 2008
Guilty pleasure par excellence: How did this poorly-acted schmaltzy romantic melodrama ever get Best Picture Oscar nomination? Arthur Hiller's direction is inept, bringing out the novel's weaknesses instead of strengths.
December 19, 2007
By the time O'Neal gets around to intoning the famous tag line, you'll be so sick of hearing Francis Lai's love theme that you'll want to strangle the projectionist.
December 19, 2007
Love Story is an excellent film.
September 10, 2006
Cornball classic weeper is at least true to its book basis.
February 9, 2006
Dated before it was made.
October 10, 2005
July 22, 2005
May 9, 2005
The only really depressing thing about Love Story is the thought of all of the terrible imitations that will inevitably follow it.
October 23, 2004
Hiller earns our emotional response because of the way he's directed the movie.
June 4, 2004
March 16, 2004
Although the relationship between Oliver and Jennifer remains one of the best ever produced, [it] lacks excitement and tension that are primary ingredients for any movie.
November 20, 2003
As soapy as it ever was.
October 31, 2003
May 24, 2003
Love Story ultimately drowns in syrup.
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