The Lovers Reviews

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November 7, 2017
The result is a funny film that satirizes the nonsense of its characters. [Full review in Spanish]
October 27, 2017
The Lovers is a fleetingly enjoyable film, but it's not one I'd recommend for anything more than a middling, easy 90 minutes that requires little to no brainpower.
October 17, 2017
Jacobs not only uses comedy to tell a brilliantly crafted and highly believable story, but is also able to keep his audiences hooked till the very end thanks to his impressive screenplay and faultless storytelling prowess.
October 16, 2017
A sweet, hazy exploration of love with a deep shadow of the melancholy.
September 21, 2017
Jacobs avoids explanation and rote debate, paying close heed to uncomfortable silence and physical expressiveness and offering a timely reminder of Winger's unfettered intimacy.
September 12, 2017
The Lovers dives headlong into tricky waters, showing us that passion can make strong and fearless swimmers of us all.
September 8, 2017
I kept thinking that Letts' role might have been taken by John Lithgow, whom he somewhat resembles, but the differences in the way they two would have played the part is the key to the movie's success.
August 17, 2017
The Lovers shows more wisdom while still embracing the explorative humanity of relationships.
June 27, 2017
Jacobs has upended the classic rom-com template and delivered a film about the emotional distance between two people who still feel some fondness for one another in absentia.
June 20, 2017
A random collection of observations about marriage, betrayal and whatever it is that allows couples to maintain a collegial interest in one another after everything else is gone.
June 2, 2017
Jacobs may be pessimistic about marriage á la mode, but he retains some qualified optimism for his characters, with a bruised tenderness for the story's central quartet, all flawed and flailing but trying, somehow, to move forward.
June 1, 2017
A self-sabotaging, strangely superficial portrait of a philandering couple, weighing the pros and cons of trading spouses.
May 28, 2017
Writer-director Azazel Jacobs does a rather remarkable job of making these colorless and not particularly likable people interesting, but the film grows flaccid in the third act.
May 27, 2017
Azazel Jacobs' observant comedy-drama "The Lovers" digs into the messiness of a long-time marriage that is teetering on the edge of oblivion. And yet "Lovers" is a film that's light on its feet, wry and even affectionate.
May 26, 2017
Make no mistake, Debra Winger is the best thing about writer/director Azazel Jacobs' small, back-and-forth story of infidelity in a longtime marriage.
May 26, 2017
It's not the best date movie in the world, but this sharply observed and well-acted drama about a philandering suburban couple provides an intimate and insightful glimpse into contemporary relationships.
May 25, 2017
Those who appreciate intelligent films with mature themes about relationships, as well as remarkably measured, authentic performances, should fall hard for The Lovers.
May 25, 2017
The pleasure of watching two mature actors negotiate every inch of irony and rue and repressed wryness in this tale is sufficient to make it watchable -- especially when one member of that couple is Winger.
May 25, 2017
The Lovers definitely benefits greatly from its performances. Winger is superb on every level; it's the kind of role that gives new depth to her days as a bigger Hollywood star.
May 25, 2017
Letts and Winger make the most of their rare leading roles, and the director trusts them to convey the story's complex emotions, often wordlessly.
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