The Photograph Reviews

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February 19, 2020
The American black experience has been the definition of pain; however, we do experience joy, fun, and love like every other race. We also experience success, and that is silently the most powerful element of The Photograph.
February 15, 2020
It is so good. It is so lovely, and beautifully acted, [and] gorgeously shot.
February 15, 2020
It's a little too soft and soupy.
February 14, 2020
Love, romantic or otherwise, is complicated. The Photograph reminds us that familial love is the root of how we love others.
February 14, 2020
For a Valentine's trip to the movies, you couldn't wish for a hotter and more talented pair of lovers than Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield. Too bad the movie snuffs out their spark with cliches and over-complicated flashbacks.
February 14, 2020
The Photograph is a sincerely beguiling film, even for its faults.
February 14, 2020
All of it combines into not only a profoundly romantic experience, but also an exploration of a number of different kinds of love and connection.
February 14, 2020
A lovely ghost of a movie, the kind of thing we used to call, in the days before the ascent of the superhero film, a popular entertainment.
February 14, 2020
The Photograph is an enjoyable enough love story, and sweet enough to indulge in during a holiday dedicated to candy hearts.
February 14, 2020
Meghie's script is very human, respectful of hesitancy and thoughtful without being flashy.
Top Critic
February 14, 2020
Most of it is curiously flat and under-seasoned, despite two stars in Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield who have an abundance of chemistry together.
February 13, 2020
There's so little genuine, starry eyed you-had-me-at-hello romance in American movies today that when a new love story pops up, it's hard not to root for it.
February 13, 2020
"The Photograph" is a movie of seductive, slow-savored pleasures.
February 13, 2020
Watching "The Photograph" is like looking through a friend's old photo album - it's not as exciting as your friend thinks it is.
February 13, 2020
Impressively explores the intricacies of old-school and modern romance in a love story that also highlights the binding ties between a distant mother and her daughter.
February 13, 2020
The characters are still likable, even if you've stopped being all that crazy about "The Photograph."
February 13, 2020
The abundance of talent and some snappy banter add much needed pulse to a film which prioritizes looks over heart, but it can't save a script that's sketch-deep.
February 13, 2020
A nostalgic, easygoing romantic-drama...that's roughly the cinematic equivalent of putting on a Quiet Storm classic-soul track when you're lovelorn and feeling that everything is going to be okay after all.
February 13, 2020
There's an appreciable poise to The Photograph, which is reflected in the gorgeous lighting by cinematographer Mark Schwartzbard and a moody jazz score from pianist Robert Glasper.
February 13, 2020
Stanfield has impressive range, from Get Out to Knives Out, Atlanta to Uncut Gems, but he was also born to play romantic heroes. He could easily be the next Denzel Washington or Brad Pitt.
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