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Loveless (Nelyubov) Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 27, 2018
Zvyagintsev's films depict absence as much as presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
August 7, 2018
Consummate formalist, brilliant esthete, rigorous filmmaker able to build captivating planes and breathtaking climates, Zvyagintsev offers in Loveless. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 12, 2018
Eventually, as in L'Avventura (1960), the quest will come to an end, and a prickly normality will resume. For while Alexey may be the film's absent focus, this is also a slow-motion portrait of two people lost in their lives and longing for change...
May 25, 2018
Given the current political climate, the story has undeniable resonance on this hemisphere too. Indeed, this is one of the rare foreign-language films wherein an American remake would be wholly justified.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 10, 2018
An emotionally stark indictment of middle class malaise and the broken promises of an empire, Loveless is one of the best films you'll see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 9, 2018
Beautifully shot and acted, the story and themes get deep under the skin
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 27, 2018
A masterpiece, a brutal, uncompromising, stunningly well crafted and extraordinarily observant depiction of modern life, relationships, parenting, and society ... At every turn it is revealing and stunningly precise about the human condition.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 26, 2018
A fairly devastating critique of contemporary Russian life, now that such a thing is possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 25, 2018
Something vital, his films intimates, has been lost in Russia, and perhaps not only in Russia - some warmth of the soul, a sense of civic accountability. As with the child, no one even noticed it slipping away.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 25, 2018
Sometimes [Andrey Zvyagintsev] can fall into the didactic, his symbolism and criticisms too obvious, but at his best (thankfully most of the film) the director applies an admirable subtly. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 24, 2018
It's a kind of thriller, but without easy resolution. Zvyagintsev does not deal in reassurance: there is none to be had in this cold, hard place.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 20, 2018
Is this what Russia is really like today? Obviously there's more to it than this, but this cold yet extremely gifted director's dissection of his society is never less than riveting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 20, 2018
It's the kind of premise that - in the hands of a more sentimental director - might deliver a glimmer of reconciliation between the two, but Zvyagintsev is not a filmmaker interested in letting his characters off the hook.
April 19, 2018
A haunting, heavy-hearted affair...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 18, 2018
An unapologetic lamentation, not just over the state of its leading characters' lives but also -- like Leviathan -- over the state of life today in Vladimir Putin's deeply apathetic Russia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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