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Two Lovers Reviews

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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
February 12, 2009
Gray's lack of interpretive distance from his subject, coupled with extreme overacting from his lead actor, results in melodrama that sits up and begs to be farce.
February 10, 2009
If you've been searching for a non-addictive, non-chemical cure for insomnia, Two Lovers may be the answer to your prayers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 28, 2009
A noble effort scuppered by an affected, ill-fitting central performance and the director's penchant for ponderous, transparent plotting, this offers a refreshingly unconventional take on the standard Hollywood romance but very little else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 15, 2009
A somewhat emotionally hollow, often meandering romantic drama buoyed by strong performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
February 17, 2009
A movie you sense is supposed to be a nuanced story of depression and the complexity of our emotional choices becomes far too straightforward.
March 13, 2009
...plods along in a sort of mopey fog...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 3, 2009
[Pheonix] never simply plays the role, he Acts it out... and the mechanics of his Acting are always very present for all the world to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 28, 2009
Like watching one of those theatre productions in which the child characters are played by adults. Unbearable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 13, 2009
A dismal cine-splotch about depressed losers in outer Brooklyn by writer-director James Gray.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 12, 2009
After his miserable cop drama "We Own the Night," co-writer/director James Gray grinds gears switching from his typical predilection for crime genre stories to make an imitation love story.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 28, 2009
A maudlin quest for love with only Phoenix's performance to keep you interested.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 13, 2009
Joaquin Phoenix indie is a boring, self-indulgent melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 27, 2009
It never feels quite believable, though Phoenix is touching in the central role. If this really is his screen swansong - he apparently intends to pursue a musical career - then it will be the movies' loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 22, 2008
An early suicide attempt, complete with potent sound design, confers a life-and-death gravity on the picture that its story about a faltering manchild with a frustrated crush doesn't fully earn.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 10, 2009
The performers are attractive if unconvincing. The auteur's worldview is unappealing yet authentically his.
February 27, 2009
While Gray shares Leonard's love of photographing Brighton Beach street life and storefronts, and does so with great sensitivity and skill, this is such a worn-out cinematic setting that it has the effect of someone who's forever showing you baby photos.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 17, 2009
Good performances by Rossellini, Paltrow, Shaw, and Phoenix are pretty much wasted in this too long, dispiriting film in which entertainment value was ignored.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
March 6, 2009
Eventually, the arid story, the languid pace and the phoniness of the personages and performances all overwhelm Gray's slight intent.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 29, 2009
It's not that writer-director James Gray makes bad movies. It's just that it's difficult to remember anything about the movies he makes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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