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The Loving Story Reviews

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January 25, 2013
The film strikes a quiet, contemplative tone that befits its soft-spoken subjects rather than the tumultuous times in which they lived.
December 9, 2012
Perhaps the strongest aspect of Nancy Buirski's doc is that it allows the Lovings to tell their story in their own words.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 25, 2013
A low-key but moving documentary about two low-key people and their moving struggle.
January 3, 2017
It would be easy to make the film a grandiose sweeping tale of love and justice prevailing in the face of racism and hate... But this is instead a film that, like its subjects, prefers its silences to remain so.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 9, 2012
The verite footage from the time is a real blessing and the documentary's primary cinematic attraction. The rest, though, is occasionally its technical distraction.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 25, 2013
The Loving Story is a different kind of 1960s civil rights tale, one that in many ways has a deeper level of warmth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 11, 2013
Reason both to be horrified and inspired by what people can accomplish, and a reminder that progress only happens through coordinated and relentless activism.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 8, 2012
A moving, must-see documentary about the demise of one of the last vestiges of segregation. Could it be more fitting that the plaintiffs in the landmark case eradicating the crime of loving a person of a different color would be named Loving!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 4, 2012
A thoughtful, terrifically intimate account of the case that dismantled this country's anti-miscegenation laws 100 years after the abolition of slavery.
December 14, 2012
A riveting documentary about the case that went all the way to the Supreme Court and legalized interracial marriage in 1967.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 25, 2013
The tone of the film is solemn and pious, which seems almost inevitable when the topic is segregation and racial intolerance. But there are other reasons to watch this film besides feel-good expediency.
February 19, 2014
Not to take away from the film's importance, the whole is like Richard Loving, stolid and admirable but not inspiring.
January 25, 2013
One of the many virtues of Buirski's film is that it doesn't hit viewers over the head with the parallel between the Lovings' case and the debate over same-sex marriage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 25, 2013
Their story is a powerful statement about freedom.
November 23, 2012
Brilliant debut film about a landmark case on miscegenation, reminiscent in many ways of the struggle for gay marriage today.
December 6, 2012
Beautifully made, deeply inspirational documentary about one history-making couple.
December 10, 2012
The film's story of this Supreme Court victory lays out both its legal and moral import, and then turns back to Richard and Mildred Loving's experience.
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