Lovelace Reviews

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September 2, 2013
Seyfried, with her huge features crowding her small face, looks like Alice in a very strange Wonderland. But whatever possibilities she may have as an actress are eradicated by the filmmakers ...
August 21, 2013
Linda's feelings are rarely revealed: that's left to the gloomy final act, which feels more like a guilt-inducing postscript than a genuine reveal.
August 16, 2013
"Lovelace" becomes too distracted by industry politics and the cultural context of the film's release to provide more than a snapshot of her life either before or after she stepped in front of a camera.
August 12, 2013
Unfortunately, most of Lovelace is more generic and familiar, right down to the too-neat happy ending.
August 9, 2013
This drama from codirectors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman is so respectful of 70s porn sensation Linda Lovelace that instead of humanizing the Deep Throat star, it reduces her to one dimension: victim.
August 9, 2013
Scattered moments of heat and light just don't add up to a forceful or vital movie about a subject that deserves one.
January 30, 2019
Lovelace is structurally sound, telling the popular Hollywood version of events before re-tracing some of its steps and revealing a glimpse of the violence that went on behind the scenes.
January 26, 2019
Seyfried is remarkable as Linda, showing the woman's duality of hope and fear, acquiescence and anguish, in sequences that require a multitude of conflicting emotions.
August 27, 2018
What is fascinating about the film is the way the format, showing us the same events twice and from two different perspectives, helps to tell the story: not that porn is evil, but that porn is a lie.
August 23, 2018
Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman... quickly show their true colours, more concerned with aesthetics and narrative gimmickry - provided by writer Andy Bellin - than the tragic tale itself.
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