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Loveless (Nelyubov) Reviews

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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...
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.
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+
January 25, 2018
... Andrei Zvyagintsev is becoming one of the best directors of the moment. [Full review in Spanish]
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 7, 2018
Expertly executed with a message that will echo in your ears.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 3, 2017
Loveless definitely lives up to its title. This is a cold, calculated, emotionally distant film that has little to no interest of making you like any of its characters.
October 3, 2017
With the brittle edge of its critique, Loveless' delicate craft keeps every frame impeccably framed and lit, and the no-holds-barred performances spark at every turn.
October 3, 2017
Loveless is undeniably worth seeing for its performances, but the apparent insight into corruption in Russia feels lacking, with the storyline too cold to get truly invested in.
May 19, 2017
Loveless is so solid in its narrative construction and in the architecture of its metaphor that the images and dramatic dynamics of its characters barely breath. [Full review in Spanish]
May 18, 2017
A forceful parable on a depersonalized, commodified Russia and in which the only thing that matters is the uncertainty of the present. [Full review in Spanish]
January 29, 2018
The forcefulness of this dry and disturbing story is impossible to ignore. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 22, 2017
We will not say it's a masterpiece, but it almost is. A very dark work without a doubt. [Full review in Spanish]
October 15, 2017
"Loveless" is, in the end, about western civilization turning into a numb, unemotional populace, one in which it is a burden to take care of a child and that your own happiness becomes more important than that of your own baby cub.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 23, 2017
The Russian filmmaker builds a devastating critique of the active Soviet middle class. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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