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Lovely, Still Reviews

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
October 15, 2010
It concerns an older man, alone during the holidays, who unexpectedly finds love. It also features two strong performances from veteran actors Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
October 15, 2010
There are moments during Lovely, Still when it feels like you're trapped with Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn in a kitschy musical Christmas snowglobe that someone keeps shaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
October 14, 2010
The places where Fackler has problems or allows things to get a tad too sentimental are smoothed over by the unmatched skills of the effortlessly superb Burstyn and Landau.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
September 23, 2010
It seems too much at first, but Fackler's up to something.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
September 10, 2010
Will hit home with anyone who has had to struggle with the most difficult aspects of aging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 10, 2010
If you're old enough to pluck gray hairs, you may find yourself rubbing away a few tears.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 10, 2010
Fackler's patronizing debut reduces a lifetime of experience into a collection of senior citizen stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
September 8, 2010
Mr. Landau invests each move with sincerity and directness, and with her flawless skin and ageless smile, Ms. Burstyn still has the candlelit sweetness of spun sugar. Even in a disappointing film, watching her is indeed lovely, still.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
September 7, 2010
A haunting duet for two great actors who haven't lost a step and have gained the most exquisite lyricism.
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Ella Taylor
Village Voice
September 7, 2010
Call Lovely, Still life-affirming if you must, but its uplift is designed less to reassure than to honor the difficult process of how we deal when faced with the loss of those we have loved.