The Lovebirds Reviews

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May 27, 2020
Not your best romcom, but Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae make this film a pleasant distraction. Both Nanjiani and Rae are enormously talented, but the comedy is not as funny as it should have been.
May 27, 2020
At the end of the day, The Lovebirds feels like a bad first date. You go in full of hope and a mind for flirting and fun and leave without a meaningful connection. The cons far outweigh the pros, making it hard to recommend.
May 26, 2020
The film does a good job of balancing the seemingly disparate genres - the humour levels the action well. But beyond that, it's all just obtuse clutter...
May 26, 2020
Rae and Nanjiani are charismatic stars whose rise has been nice to watch... Neither of them gets to be at their best.
May 26, 2020
It belongs in that category of movies each should ask to be left out of any career achievement retrospective montages awaiting them down the road.
May 24, 2020
When The Lovebirds gives Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani room to exercise their mastery in comedic timing and delivery it is enormously enjoyable, but the simplistic plot and uninspired writing leaves this crime comedy grounded.
May 24, 2020
Laughs from Rae and Nanjiani's banter and charm are enough to save The Lovebirds from disaster but not enough to make it memorable or worth recommending.
May 23, 2020
At times, it's hard to figure out exactly what's going on, as there's never enough time to take it all in or get to know the characters beyond a surface level. There's a lot of material that has more potential to be compelling here...
May 23, 2020
The Lovebirds' downward trajectory is triggered by an increasingly tedious midsection that emphasizes the protagonists' episodic exploits...
May 23, 2020
This is a film designed to be watched while performing a menial task - folding the laundry or washing dishes.
May 23, 2020
Detachment from reality tends to cancel out the amusing throwaway gags in this breezy yet uneven comedy.
May 22, 2020
It's just enough to lift the movie from meh to middling, at least for a night on the couch. Though if some crazy situation ends the lockdown and pushes The Lovebirds back into theatres, don't go...
May 22, 2020
Issa Rae and Kumail Nunjiani crack, snapple and pop with comedic chemistry, evoking chuckles that almost distract us from the lifeless movie around them.
May 22, 2020
Both Rae and Nanjiani have taken cracks at formulaic Hollywood comedies - him with "Stuber," her with "Little." The genre isn't doing either of them any favors.
May 22, 2020
The humor is meant to derive from how out of place these two are in this seedy milieu, but it is difficult to have a fish out of water comedy when all you have is a couple of empty hooks.
May 22, 2020
The Lovebirds feels like an antiquated '80s comedy filtered through a modern lens.
May 22, 2020
Nanjiani and Rae are certainly funny and charming enough to carry a movie. That doesn't mean they should have to.
May 22, 2020
The Lovebirds had potential. Nanjiani and Rae were up to the challenge. Stilted direction, an endlessly talky script and imprecise editing left them performing without a net. Regardless, this talented duo should have a bright future.
May 21, 2020
It's a real bummer to see Rae and Nanjiani, who established their careers coasting on the border between comedy and drama, diminish their wattage in something so bland and false-feeling.
May 21, 2020
Feels like a small-scale movie trying too hard to fit the blockbuster mode of its influences -- and coming up short.
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