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Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018)



Critic Consensus: Loveless uses its riveting portrait of a family in crisis to offer thought-provoking commentary on modern life in Russia -- and the world beyond its borders.

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In LOVELESS, Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page - even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears.

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Critic Reviews for Loveless (Nelyubov)

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Loveless is about a state of mind, a lament, an indictment of crimes against the human spirit.

March 26, 2018 | Full Review…

"Loveless," which is Ingmar Bergman's "Scenes from a Marriage" dipped in battery acid, is a master class in melancholy.

March 21, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Everything here - from the image to the dialogue to the landscape to the film's vision and judgment - is clean, cold, and bracing.

March 16, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The whole story can be seen as a metaphor for Putin's Russia and the way the country has lost its humanity. "Loveless" is as bleak and harsh as the tundra.

March 16, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This is no textbook mystery; it retains a realistic core that kept me committed to what becomes an increasingly cold case. The movie is also worth watching for the uniformly good performances.

March 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The movie's about two people - and, by extension, the culture and country of which they're a part - confronting the fact that they're no longer recognizably human.

March 8, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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Even if his metaphor and political commentary are a bit too obvious, Zvyagintsev creates a hard-hitting and devastating portrayal of bitterness, dissatisfaction and loneliness in modern Russia as we follow characters who constantly hurt each other and are unable to change.

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