Loving Reviews

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October 3, 2019
Without a doubt, theirs is an important, significant, and formidable story worthy of top tier cinematic representation. Unfortunately, Jeff Nichols' film treatment, Loving, doesn't do them justice.
July 16, 2019
...the intersection of race and legality in the country was characterized by crucial gray shades that Loving reduces to the digestibility of a Hallmark card. That the colors on that card are muted and arty can't hide its retreaded sentiment.
March 30, 2019
While its story of conquering racism still transmits hope, LOVING's presentation merely goes through the motions of the central couple's account without furnishing it with the affection it requires to transcend.
February 8, 2019
It's exactly what you come to expect from an Oscar-primed social advocacy biopic: unchallenging and uncomplicated
December 19, 2018
(Loving) is a fractured, painstakingly tedious art-house drama that fails to connect on many levels, in spite of some wonderful moments of intimacy.
November 5, 2018
For all the victories of Loving - all the tender, true moments and impressive, discreet thespian skill - it inspires one too many watch checks...Act structure crumbles under the relative dearth of material to translate and one year crawls by at a time.
August 24, 2017
[Jeff] Nichols's tale has no real urgency, and as a result, Loving feels vacant.
June 21, 2017
The slow pace doesn't work because it's sustained too long and doesn't go anywhere very interesting or unexpected. Jeff Nichols missed a great opportunity to give Ms. Negga and Mr. Edgerton material worthy of their talent.
March 16, 2017
Nichols seems so determined to avoid over-dramatising his wonderful source material that he under-dramatises it to the point of dilution, and, unfortunately, exasperation.
February 9, 2017
After a slow two hours, the overly polite restraint feels naïve -- or at least, premature.
February 2, 2017
If Jeff Nichols' Loving were any more piously dull it could bore for the Olympics.
January 26, 2017
These are good people and Loving is an important story, but that in itself is not quite enough.
December 30, 2016
Jeff Nichols has made a fine, honest portrait of one couple's unwavering love, but he fails to present that portrait in a sufficiently rousing context. Shucks.
December 28, 2016
The lessons here strike me as entirely too safe for the current political climate.
December 1, 2016
This well-intentioned film is so bound up in cotton wool that it doesn't have the impact its story deserves.
December 1, 2016
Even if all you ever want from a film is moral affirmation and a basketful of the warm-fuzzies, writer-director Jeff Nichols' mildewed biopic Loving is still a fusty and unengrossing watch.
December 1, 2016
An underwhelming telling of the story of the couple behind the 1967 Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriages.
November 24, 2016
Delicate, timid, and frustratingly subtle despite its strong performances, Loving is a completely dull experience that feels too lackadaisical and laid back to fully satisfy.
November 18, 2016
A dour, mumbling tone poem that can't even utilize the considerable talents of its lead actors.
November 11, 2016
A pair of solemn, unostentatious performances by Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton help to raise the bar just slightly higher than the one set by a benignly routine Lifetime movie.
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