Sylvie's Love Reviews

February 11, 2020
Does a really fine job handling the black experience during an era before the civil rights movement blossomed.
February 10, 2020
While Ashe's film may have all the sweets and schmaltz of an old school romantic drama, it feels fresh and almost radical to have a period movie so focused on a Black couple with the thrill to see if they'll live happily ever after.
February 9, 2020
Everyone deserves a swoon-inducing, deeply felt romantic melodrama, especially if it's as refined and emotional as writer-director Eugene Ashe's "Sylvie's Love."
February 7, 2020
The period setting, sumptuous score, stunning costume design, Tessa Thompson - there is much to be enjoyed in this type of film, which doesn't come along very often. Even if it doesn't fulfill its promise.
February 7, 2020
[Eugene] Ashe has clearly studied the mechanics of how these dramas unfold, but finds the space between honoring tradition and doing something new within their confines.
February 5, 2020
A graceful and immensely tasteful tale of amour fou that brings to mind the old-fashioned pleasures of "Brooklyn" and "Carol," "Sylvie's Love" will immediately feel alive and major to those who don't falsely dismiss romances as slight.
February 4, 2020
Sylvie's Love is far too warm and tenderhearted for me to be all that sad about some of its missed opportunities.
February 2, 2020
Thompson and Asomugha do strong work in filling the emotional core in Sylvie's Love a film that's best taken as a welcome corrective, with the kind of grandiose emotional scenes that will always make for movie magic.
February 2, 2020
Cheesy, full of melodrama but the chemistry between the couple and overall quality of filmmaking carries the day making an enjoyable time at the cinema.
February 2, 2020
Lush and elegant with beautiful performances, the jazzy period melodrama Sylvie's Love plays many notes exceptionally well.
January 30, 2020
Sylvie's Love is a film that has romance, beauty and the delights and wonder of Black life.
January 29, 2020
[A] weightlessly glossy yet undeniably charming romance...
January 28, 2020
There's a crackling chemistry between Thompson and Asmogha, a genuine pulse-quickening connection that's impossible to feign and rare to witness.
January 28, 2020
A love not quite supreme, but pretty good.