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Paradise: Love Reviews

May 31, 2013
The striking compositions mingle childlike curiosity with adult decadence -- and natural beauty with garish consumer culture -- to provocative, even profound effect.
May 23, 2013
That churning in your stomach may be unpleasant, but it's necessary for the film to deliver its knockout punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2013
The whole affair curdles into a feeling of unearned, defensive superiority.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 2, 2013
Ulrich Seidl: sadomasochistic provocateur or compassionate observer of the human condition?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 26, 2013
One of the most disturbing films I've seen in a very long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
April 26, 2013
Seidl sternly rejects nuance. All the women are crude and insensitive, all the men are desperate and exploited.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 25, 2013
A tour de force of meticulous cruelty, a comic melodrama that elicits laughter and empathy and then replaces those responses with squirming discomfort.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
April 25, 2013
Paradise: Love is startlingly frank if narratively underdeveloped.
April 23, 2013
It's a tribute to Tiesel's ray of humanity that this chapter underlines its subtitle while still getting its unflinching message across.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 23, 2013
It might be the most lonesome film about a tropical vacation we've seen, and the greatest film ever made about the weird socioeconomics of tourism.
May 18, 2012
It would be fitting with Seidl's apparent project if Paradise (Love) was, in some sense, a documentary of its own making. But that doesn't make its facile ironies about still-pervasive, post-colonial exploitation and dehumanization any more enlightening
May 18, 2012
At 120 minutes, the director perhaps luxuriates in our discomfort a little too long, but it's still a relief to be on our side of the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 18, 2012
Ultimately, Paradise: Love seems interested only in making you wince, not in making you think.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 18, 2012
Ulrich Seidl's look at female sex tourism is compelling up to a point, and then just numbing.
May 18, 2012
Repulsive and sublimely beautiful, arguably celebratory and damning of its characters, it's hideous and masterful all at once.