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Two Lovers Reviews

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August 16, 2011
What made the filmmakers come up with such a 1959 scenario? Better yet, how did they make this hoary plot so damned entertaining? Must be movie magic.
March 13, 2011
Please, don't be fooled by this. It's all showboating scenes, pretentious ideals and NO realism whatsoever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 7, 2010
I can't stop thinking about Leonard, how I want him to be free, living an authentic life ... but also to to remain under supervision so he won't mess himself up. Phoenix is brilliant here.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
April 13, 2010
We know the characters better than they know themselves
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 16, 2010
... it's instructive to view director/co-writer ... James Gray's take on the effects of private infidelity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 25, 2010
Tells a pretty old story but gets you hooked on its atmosphere and how it embellishes the heady sensation of shedding the coldness of solitude and depression with the warmth of walking through a new romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 13, 2009
Lugubrious affair involving a young man suffering from weltschmerz and the two women he loves set in Brighton Beach.
October 24, 2009
This is supposed to be a romantic drama, but Woody Allen could have made a very funny film out of this exact same story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 26, 2009
Trying, unwieldy, and affecting
June 26, 2009
Joaquin Phoenix is bruised, raw ... and miscast in the otherwise compelling Two Lovers
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 12, 2009
The film never feels dark or gloom-laden. The performances are so sensitive, so convincing, that we are drawn inescapably into a real world of pain and solace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2009
It's a fascinating character study, and draws on Phoenix's strength as an actor: playing tormented, brooding characters.
June 5, 2009
If you're looking to feed the melancholy existential restlessness of the soul, there are few films that have ever done it better.
June 5, 2009
Despair and confusion are explored in Two Lovers with a rigorous, unsentimental directness that is also full of feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2009
Keeps a grip on you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 3, 2009
Gray's use of the Scope screen is meticulous, and the film is much more interesting than a brief outline might suggest - but despite its qualities, Leonard's character remains rather too inaccessible.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 27, 2009
I'd call it the emotional thriller. Two Lovers is nuanced, intricate and sophisticated storytelling, as it follows the quite extraordinary emotional journey of Leonard Kraditor, Jewish son of a small business family.
April 11, 2009
The actors, all of whom deliver compelling, low-key performances, are mere particles bouncing off each other in Gray's vast spaces and the city that consumes them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 11, 2009
A far cry in insight from Hollywood's idealized romantic dramas.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 10, 2009
Two Lovers is a romantic drama for grown ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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