Two Lovers and a Bear Reviews

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.
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
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 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
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.
May 18, 2016
DeHaan and Maslany both have meaty, rangy roles here that are not exactly subtle but never become quite implausible either, with both of them finding a convincing middle ground between these two extremes ...
May 18, 2016
Somehow, in the final stretch, Nguyen has transformed what felt like a relatively generic, un-special indie love story into something totally unpredictable ...