Loveless (Nelyubov) Reviews

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October 10, 2019
A mostly joyless experience, Loveless nonetheless makes a compelling argument that a life's regrets are more intrinsically linked to life's rewards.
July 31, 2019
A family drama whose deviations as a thriller make you wait in frustration for a turn that drives you to be interested, get excited or feel something. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 30, 2019
'Loveless' is a bitter experience because it has no compassion for its characters, and because it subtly throws a very critical message about contemporary Russia. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 7, 2019
The opening shot of a woodsy, wintry, black-and-white vista sets the tone of cold austerity for Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev's latest, chiller showpiece.
June 25, 2019
It's a mean old world.
June 21, 2019
Many times, we stagger in bleak but simultaneously stunning outdoor spaces, with visuals that will linger as long as our new memories of this family's hopeless journey.
June 3, 2019
A painful and powerful work of art that is a damning indictment of society's lack of compassion and connection.
April 24, 2019
The acting is outstanding in this carefully crafted drama.
February 28, 2019
Loathsome protagonists inspire no sympathy in this barely concealed attack on Putin's Russia; it is a cold experience that offers no hope.
February 22, 2019
A freezing cold film with deliberately alienating 'protagonists', Loveless is austere and powerful, and absolutely not one to see with your parents.
January 31, 2019
... frustratingly unbearable, for the film's sake.
January 18, 2019
It is a convincing, slow and prolonged immersion in an emotional abyss. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 19, 2018
A coruscating parable of responsibility - one that shines an unflinching, interrogative light on the damage caused by a culture of carelessness and narcissism.
October 25, 2018
It's a haunting experience that will linger with the audience long after the closing credits.
October 12, 2018
Methodical, unsettling and icily beautiful, Loveless paints a devastating portrait of a soulless modern world, but Zvyagintsev over-relies on easy targets and teasing portent.
September 10, 2018
Andréi Zvyagintsev's films investigate the emotional depth of his characters within a certain socio-family context that, in turn, can be presented as a metaphor for broader human behavior. [Full review in Spanish]
September 10, 2018
Puts an icy hand on your arm and carries you slowly through a haunting study of societally-damaging moral detachment and the innate responsibility of parenthood.
August 28, 2018
Zvyagintsev's films depict absence as much as presence.
August 27, 2018
Rage, hatred, unhappiness and life in cramped conditions - all are part of the unnatural mix of contemporary Russian society in Zvyagintsev's bleak and chilling vision.
August 20, 2018
Being the blunt object that it is, Loveless injects scathing critiques of Putin-era bureaucracy and rampant fundamentalism in both the workplace and homestead... There are few bitterer pills one can imagine swallowing.
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