Two Lovers and a Bear Reviews

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April 19, 2020
It's real, a bit raw, and it works.
January 17, 2019
Reckless love, life and death, and a talking polar bear (voiced by Gordon Pinsent) are all given equal time but not a trajectory we can follow.
August 27, 2018
The intensity of the link between the two main characters, and the mixture of the harshly real and the magical, is what makes this film compelling.
October 2, 2017
In this movie's fanciful realm, mental illness, obsessive romanticism, and Arctic wildlife are all unbearably adorable.
January 5, 2017
Maslany is adept at playing haunted characters, and her Lucy is no exception. She and Roman build a life together outside of logic and the boundaries of human habitation. They are a match made in a frozen heaven.
January 5, 2017
"Two Lovers and a Bear" is above all thrillingly cinematic, even when its elements of lived-in intensity and jokey fantasy refuse to coalesce.
December 16, 2016
Beautiful and thoroughly unpredictable; you never know where Nguyen is going with this story, including the chilling, sci-fi/horror direction he heads in toward the film's climax.
December 15, 2016
Raw, heartfelt, well-acted and exhilarating. A refreshingly unpredictable, imaginative, and un-Hollywood film that has just the right balance of truth and spectacle.
December 15, 2016
The beauty and absurdity (things also get harrowing) don't entirely compensate for the overheated romanticism in which the movie is grounded, but they do make "Two Lovers and a Bear" a nearly singular cinematic trek.
December 12, 2016
"I can talk to bears," Roman explains, and that's that, basically.
October 20, 2016
Nguyen has crafted a surprising, touching and deeply resonant love story.
October 13, 2016
It's a pleasant place to be if you don't overthink things.
October 13, 2016
There's a surreal quality to Two Lovers and a Bear that gets underlined by the appearance of the Ursus maritimus of the title; DeHaan has called the movie an adult fairy tale, and that's an apt description.
October 7, 2016
Viewers have two choices: Give yourself over to the experience, and you'll be transported; stand back, and you'll feel nothing but chill.
October 6, 2016
Two Lovers and a Bear is preposterous and too infatuated with itself, but between its appealing leads and a surplus of other pleasures -- the super-crisp imagining of the Nunavut community of Apex, for one -- it's also pretty hard to resist.
October 6, 2016
It's a story of amour fou, which Maslany and DeHaan portray with affecting realism - notwithstanding the presence of a bear that speaks with the voice of legendary Canuck actor Gordon Pinsent.
September 19, 2016
Kim Nguyen finds raw authenticity in his location, and in the volatile chemistry between his two stars.
September 13, 2016
Two Lovers and a Bear finds a blend of magic realism, romance and isolation that produces a tremendously moving result.
September 9, 2016
Nguyen's magic realist touches are better served here than in his Oscar-nominated previous effort, Rebelle.
May 20, 2016
Two Lovers and a Bear is a richly philosophical tale.
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