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Loveless (Nelyubov) Reviews

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February 23, 2018
The movie is not without its moments, especially its rare moments of quiet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 23, 2018
Loveless is far more focused in its critique of human nature
February 22, 2018
Zvyagintsev and his sterling cast expertly paint the portrait of a family too blinded by selfish desires to see the pain they are causing others.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 22, 2018
It's not a pleasant ride, and if you've been party to an ugly divorce, it'll definitely set some uncomfortable memories rattling loose. But it's a gripping drama and a devastating character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 22, 2018
Its message isn't subtle, but it is delivered with deadly, haunting finality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 22, 2018
His Oscar nom is unlikely to elicit Russian pride. Zvyagintsev shows Putin-era middle-class Moscow as a realm of vanity, hate and heartless neglect, amid a visual style of wintry wetness and desaturated landscapes.
Full Review | Original Score: A-minus
February 21, 2018
This is a film that's likely to stick with you because of its exceptional intensity.
February 18, 2018
Yet another piece of exemplary filmmaking by Zvyagintsev. Here, he draws out tantalising performances from his cast, while making incredible use of elements beyond the frame of action to amplify seismic levels of human disquiet.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 18, 2018
Loveless, a sorry tale of marital breakdown, evokes a system bereft of structure or purpose, and a society ethically adrift. It's a grim masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 16, 2018
Zvyagintsev has always been wildly ambitious, sometimes to a fault, and Loveless is perhaps his most encompassing indictment of Russian society.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 16, 2018
Multilayered storytelling and complex characters invigorate this thematically familiar domestic drama.
February 16, 2018
Don't expect an Oliver Twist-like ending.
February 16, 2018
The casual cruelty that can arise in romantic relationships is on full display in Loveless, richly illustrated in the characterisations of Zhenya and Boris.
February 15, 2018
There's something profoundly affecting in its ugly truths, a sliver that gets under the skin and stays there.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 15, 2018
It's relentlessly cold-hearted that you get the sense that Zhenya and Boris might prefer it if their son doesn't turn up - they are so deeply selfish and resentful of his existence..Loveless is a beautifully shot and elegantly constructed film.
February 15, 2018
After his last two dissections of modern Russia, Zvyagintsev takes a more people-focused than system-exposing approach this time to laying bare his country's psychological fault lines.
February 15, 2018
The filmmakers' purpose is social portraiture with a psychodynamic context.
February 15, 2018
A couple goes looking for their missing son and exposes the corrupt soul of Putin-era Russian in an Oscar-nominated stunner that means to shake you and does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 14, 2018
Though deliberately paced, Loveless keeps you riveted with gorgeously shot sequences of a volunteer search force fanning out through wintry landscapes-suburban woods, an abandoned hotel, an especially grim hospital.
February 14, 2018
One feels in the film's punishing bleakness a yearning for transcendence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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