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Lovelace Reviews

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Monica Castillo
Bitch Media
May 10, 2016
Lovelace isn't a catalyst; it's just another unchallenging fantasy.
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 27, 2014
Ironically, even a movie about Linda Lovelace's rather sad life uses her more for her body than her character.
Ray Pride
Newcity
April 5, 2014
Amanda Seyfried is a game performer, and the Linda-like freckles sprayed across her cheeks, which all and sundry in the film comment on, are fetching.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
February 1, 2014
Amanda Seyfried acts out of her skin.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
December 6, 2013
I understand that movies based on true stories take plenty of liberties, but if those liberties can be blown apart with a five-minute visit to Wikipedia, they went too far.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
November 30, 2013
Other performances may be more gripping in the moment, but the core of relatable vulnerability and flawed humanity Seyfried brings lends the film a lasting resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Courtney Duckworth
Film Comment Magazine
November 4, 2013
By aiming for the audience's sympathy, Lovelace tidies and ultimately silences the star it tries to redeem.
Thelma Adams
Yahoo! Movies
October 31, 2013
Co-directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman corralled a stellar cast that piles on great performances.
Travis Hopson
Examiner.com
October 5, 2013
The campy script gives way to campy performances from a plethora of celebrities making distracting cameos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 3, 2013
Star/co-producer Amanda Seyfried is strong in this 'Linda Lovelace' biopic from co-directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, but she's not quite right, with her gorgeous, goo-goo-eyes looking quite unlike the homelier, less glam Linda.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 29, 2013
Amanda Seyfried brings the mythologised Lovelace to life ...a surprisingly touching, extraordinary biopic. It certainly stands with Boogie Nights (1997) and Hardcore (1979) as one of the few good feature films about porn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 24, 2013
There is little doubt that most attention will focus on the relatively small but crucial role of Dorothy, Linda's mother, played with heartbreaking honesty by Sharon Stone
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 24, 2013
It's voyeuristic, unbelievable and often shocking as it delivers surprises, twists and many elements of interest, including an effective depiction of the times during the sexual revolution
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 24, 2013
It's voyeuristic, unbelievable and often shocking as it delivers surprises, twists and many elements of interest, including an effective depiction of the times during the sexual revolution
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
September 22, 2013
As good as it is, Lovelace oddly avoids further illuminating Boreman, beyond what we already know.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Hannah McGill
The List
September 4, 2013
It's a somewhat simplistic dichotomy but Amanda Seyfried does a good job managing the contradictions of her character, and her co-stars Sharon Stone and Peter Sarsgaard keep the pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
David Denby
New Yorker
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 ...
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
August 30, 2013
Considering the subject matter, this watered-down biopic of porn star Linda Lovelace doesn't seem nearly edgy enough.
Michael Bonner
Uncut Magazine [UK]
August 29, 2013
While sympathetic lacks the nerve to fully detail the injustices she suffered at Trainor's hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Philip French
Observer (UK)
August 25, 2013
[A] dubious, dislikable film ...
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