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Loveless (Nelyubov) Reviews

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April 26, 2018
Thin on character and narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
February 16, 2018
Whatever is your politics, in Leviathan and Loveless, the director hands down generalizations of Russia, and like any generalization of this scope, those are borderline offensive in their simplifying-which is why no one should make them...
March 15, 2018
Throughout the film, even chronic pessimists (like me!) will find themselves defending humanity.
February 23, 2018
Loveless is ultimately a test of patience.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
May 22, 2017
The end is the worst that has delivered this talented director. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 18, 2017
The film's title may refer to the protagonists' marriage and its symbolic connotations, but it's also a perfect description of Zvyagintsev's treatment of his subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 18, 2017
Loveless gives us a multicourse meal of social ills, too dispersed to feel like a thesis, yet too chilly to feel like a raw, unbridled tantrum.
February 8, 2018
The characters have no life beyond what they symbolise, including Alexey himself, whose absence is the biggest metaphor of them all: he's the lost innocence of a society deep in the throes of self-absorption.
October 2, 2017
For many viewers, what will remain stuck in their minds is not Loveless' critique of Putinism, but rather its relentless misogyny.
March 16, 2018
But despite director Zvyagintsev's reliably sinuous, controlled filmmaking, Loveless too often comes off as just a relentless bummer.
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 27, 2018
Zvyagintsev's films depict absence as much as presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4
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
February 27, 2018
Like Tarkovsky, Zvyagintsev is a master at layered meaning, using the stark images as a visual metaphor for the decay of the larger society.
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.
November 11, 2017
A provocative parable with a sharp bite that tears the flesh.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 2, 2018
[Loveless] is a provocative one...
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
March 9, 2018
"Loveless" is hard to watch, but it does encourage hugging every child you see afterwards.
March 1, 2018
Loveless can't be simply taken at face value, a mere marital drama steeped in dysfunction. Andrey Zvyagintsev is a Russian filmmaker, with seemingly equal emphasis placed on each word.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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