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 23, 2013
One thing's for sure: this expos ain't deep.
August 22, 2013
Moralising anti-porn tract rather than ambiguous life story of a true enigma.
August 22, 2013
Lovelace may be a little contrived and unoriginal as drama, but it's a useful exercise in de-sentimentalisation.
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.
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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