Lovely, Still Reviews

November 16, 2019
Magical, memorable, tender, sweet and filled with love, Lovely Still is, quite simply, absolutely lovely.
June 2, 2011
Don't be put off by the golden-hued, overly saccharine opening to this seemingly twee December (in both senses of the word) romance, because it hides a final quarter that packs an emotional wallop.
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.
October 15, 2010
The performances from Landau and Burstyn are gobsmacking, and while there's nothing truly unexpected or surprising in the story, these two keep you watching regardless.
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.
September 23, 2010
It seems too much at first, but Fackler's up to something.
September 10, 2010
For Fackler, Lovely, Still remains an impressive first step towards another directing project.
September 10, 2010
Will hit home with anyone who has had to struggle with the most difficult aspects of aging.
September 10, 2010
If you're old enough to pluck gray hairs, you may find yourself rubbing away a few tears.
September 9, 2010
A poignant primer on making the most of a last chance at romance!
Top Critic
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.
September 7, 2010
A haunting duet for two great actors who haven't lost a step and have gained the most exquisite lyricism.
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.
August 28, 2010
It was Bette Davis who said 'growing old ain't for sissies.' And this film reiterates that notion from which no human being lucky enough to survive that long is exempt, framing old age as perhaps the greatest superhero screen manifestation of all.
October 8, 2009
The chemistry between the two of them is so beautiful and the astonishing poignancy of the final scene, done with all of just one line of dialogue is applause-worthy in and of itself.
October 13, 2008
...[Martin Landau's] stirring portrayal is ultimately the most consistently captivating element within the proceedings.