The Killing of Two Lovers Reviews

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July 2, 2021
The filmmaking is just superb. I love a movie where you learn so much just from the camera in the first five minutes.
June 29, 2021
Crackles with dread, until it doesn't.
June 23, 2021
Not a film for everybody, but if you start it you'll absolutely watch through the end. Quite literally breathtaking.
June 22, 2021
Awkward, challenging, and even sordid at times, The Killing of Two Lovers has a depth and dramatic focus rare in contemporary cinema. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 19, 2021
Overall, it's a potent snapshot of a marriage in one of its most emotionally conflicting stages.
June 17, 2021
Machoian maintains this simmering tension throughout, and the unsettling result is more akin to a horror movie, as The Killing of Two Lovers portrays the ever-present danger of a man scorned.
June 11, 2021
The Killing of Two Lovers tears a page from the Kelly Reichart playbook (if you're gonna steal, steal from the best).
June 6, 2021
Robert Machoian constructs a difficult balance between simple-yet-impressive visual techniques and more frenzied audio compositions to drive an underwhelming narrative.
June 6, 2021
[A] lean, stylish and frequently heartbreaking drama...
June 5, 2021
What emerges in Robert Machoian's forcefully directed drama is an altogether more reflective and heartbreaking portrait of the vicissitudes of marriage.
June 4, 2021
In his fourth feature, The Killing of Two Lovers, Machoian has crafted an intense, moving and bleak portrait of a disintegrating marriage and fractured masculinity.
June 4, 2021
Airtight sound design, rich visuals and natural performances tell a poignant story.
June 4, 2021
Writer-director Robert Machoian has fashioned a wintry, clenched tale of domestic strife here, confining all but one sequence inside the 4:3 aspect ratio.
June 3, 2021
Overall, The Killing of Two Lovers is worthy of one's time and demands little patience for its broody pace. If not for anything else, one should watch The Killing of Two Lovers for its painterly visuals and jarring sound score.
June 2, 2021
This is a compelling portrait of a toxic marriage.
May 28, 2021
A taut, tense and terrifically assured indie
May 24, 2021
Successful, laser-focused domestic drama with a sustained tension and a nicely understated script and aesthetic.
May 23, 2021
There's nothing remarkable about the technical production of The Killing of two Lovers, but its biggest strength is in how the actors skillfully portray the angst of people trying to hold their lives together when their relationships are falling apart.
May 21, 2021
The performances feel lived in; look for more from these talents.
May 21, 2021
From such simple beginnings through to all the complexities life can throw at a family, then back to the primal struggles anew, director Robert Machoian's first solo feature achieves technically what it sets about to portray emotionally, a rare feat.
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