The Lovers Reviews

February 29, 2016
If you're aching to see a tragic tearjerker romance, then the only tears you will shed will be of frustration.
February 23, 2016
A slew of half-baked characters and a derivative, white-man-in-a-foreign-land plot line make it hard to recommend, despite a handful of inspired moments.
March 28, 2015
Joffe seems well aware that this is a story not worth telling ... the filmmaking is so hopelessly uninspired that Hartnett's Scottish accent is somehow not its most glaring flaw.
March 17, 2015
As one of the film's many forgettable characters so eloquently puts it, "This stinks worse than an oyster's fart."
March 13, 2015
Flailing through centuries, it lacks any meaningful connection between the two timelines.
March 13, 2015
[The Lovers] strives mightily to be a new Titanic for the Millennium [...]but resoundingly fails at every turn.
March 12, 2015
There's a veil of artifice clinging to every aspect of "The Lovers," a thoroughly unconvincing time-traveling epic costume drama pairing a miscast Josh Hartnett and Bollywood beauty Bipasha Basu.
March 12, 2015
Suckers for romance likely won't complain, but this Josh Hartnett time-travel epic is nuts.
March 12, 2015
Time may bring good things to light, but the 2010 copyright suggests that delays have worked no such wonders for this film.
March 12, 2015
Instead of evolving into intriguing lunacy, "The Lovers" loses a critical battle with coherency.
Top Critic
March 11, 2015
It's so deadly and unintentionally funny (I hope) that it practically defies description. Mr. Joff should go back to film school as soon as possible.
March 10, 2015
It's hard to root for love to bloom between a stock Strong Female Character and the nicest man in history.
March 7, 2015
A shamelessly derivative and preposterous would-be blockbuster that goofily fashions itself as a sweeping romance, time-travel sci-fi tale, and gallant period piece all at once.