The Lovebirds Reviews

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May 26, 2020
Fortunately, there's enough skill on display that The Lovebirds is still plenty enjoyable, as long as you don't think too hard about it.
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 26, 2020
It is unlikely to be remembered as anything more than a diversionary lark. But it does stand as a testament to the ways in which the right actors can elevate even the most lackluster of material.
May 26, 2020
The Lovebirds might have underwhelmed in a movie theater but works just fine in the very different circumstances in which it has been unveiled.
May 23, 2020
This is a film designed to be watched while performing a menial task - folding the laundry or washing dishes.
Top Critic
May 22, 2020
The way The Lovebirds executes this old template is largely unremarkable, so the fact that it works anyway is a testament to its leads' star power, especially Rae's.
May 22, 2020
Without Rae and Nanjiani it wouldn't work as well as it does. Luckily, they're two lovebirds with a song worth singing.
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 21, 2020
Nanjiani and Rae are funny and likable people who try very hard to bring some life to this enterprise... They're fun to watch, in a way, but you really wish they had something better to do.
May 21, 2020
This is, pretty transparently, one of those exercises wholly reliant on the stars to distinguish it, and they carry things well enough... Mostly, the film can be seen as the latest modest steppingstone for its stars.
May 21, 2020
You know most of the beats that The Lovebirds is obligated to hit a long time before it hits them. But it hits them with such confidence, and the stars are so clearly enjoying each other's company.
May 21, 2020
Thinking while watching "The Lovebirds" is like wearing globs of red lipstick under your mask. Not needed, not recommended.
May 21, 2020
The plot is dumb-but then, it's just a conveyor belt for the performers' charm.
May 21, 2020
Relies almost wholly on the charisma and chemistry of its stars to carry all that absurdity without letting it tumble fully into nonsense.
May 20, 2020
Rae and Nanjiani do their best, but neither the dialogue nor the direction serves their talents adequately.
May 20, 2020
A cuckoo comedy about a feuding couple that recalls some of the best wisecracking rom-coms of yesteryear.
May 20, 2020
Their characters may have their differences, but Nanjiani and Rae are a match made in heaven.
May 20, 2020
With screwball as with a soufflé, the more blissfully airy the result, the more sweat you can bet has gone into making it.
May 20, 2020
Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani generate big laughs and a sense of genuine connection as a New Orleans couple on the skids who find out what they really mean to each other when psychos try to kill them. The knockabout result is inspired lunacy.
May 20, 2020
"The Lovebirds" is all too happy to embrace its destiny as a disposable movie in a throwaway year.
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