Lovelace Reviews

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August 22, 2019
[Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's] approach feels a tad static this time round and, perhaps in effort to be tasteful, almost too sterile.
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.
December 3, 2017
Familiar territory: celebrity woman with a man beating the crap out of her. We've seen this before in What's Love Got to Do With It and in Star 80. Unfortunately, these movies weren't just earlier than Lovelace; they were stronger.
August 8, 2017
The notorious performer's story is told in the provocatively written, well-acted biopic Lovelace.
May 10, 2016
Lovelace isn't a catalyst; it's just another unchallenging fantasy.
June 27, 2014
Ironically, even a movie about Linda Lovelace's rather sad life uses her more for her body than her character.
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.
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.
November 4, 2013
By aiming for the audience's sympathy, Lovelace tidies and ultimately silences the star it tries to redeem.
November 3, 2013
The title fonts, garish wardrobe and uninspired '70s music choices are there, but none of the spirit.
October 5, 2013
The campy script gives way to campy performances from a plethora of celebrities making distracting cameos.
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 30, 2013
Considering the subject matter, this watered-down biopic of porn star Linda Lovelace doesn't seem nearly edgy enough.
August 25, 2013
[A] dubious, dislikable film ...
August 23, 2013
An explicit, depressing study of human sadness that goes beyond the melancholy.
August 23, 2013
This is less a film about Linda Boreman than a film about stuff that happened to Linda Boreman.
August 23, 2013
One thing's for sure: this expos ain't deep.
August 22, 2013
Lovelace packs in a cavalcade of stars, including Juno Temple, James Franco and Sharon Stone, but doesn't exactly know how to use them.
August 22, 2013
Moralising anti-porn tract rather than ambiguous life story of a true enigma.
August 20, 2013
On a superficial level, this is quite an entertaining look at the making of Deep Throat - the first film to take pornography into the mainstream.
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