Loveless

critic Reviews

, 95% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Loveless uses its riveting portrait of a family in crisis to offer thought-provoking commentary on modern life in Russia -- and the world beyond its borders.
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    Ben SachsChicago Reader
    The director may be a master at setting a mood, but his insights here don't cut especially deep.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    An emotionally stark indictment of middle class malaise and the broken promises of an empire, Loveless is one of the best films you'll see this year.
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    Paul ByrnesSydney Morning Herald
    It's a kind of thriller, but without easy resolution. Zvyagintsev does not deal in reassurance: there is none to be had in this cold, hard place.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    Is this what Russia is really like today? Obviously there's more to it than this, but this cold yet extremely gifted director's dissection of his society is never less than riveting.
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    Marc SavlovAustin Chronicle
    All three leads give subtly wrenching performances that wouldn't have been out of place in Ingmar Bergman's oeuvre.
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    David EdelsteinNew York Magazine/Vulture
    Loveless is about a state of mind, a lament, an indictment of crimes against the human spirit.
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    Milana VujkovLola On Film
    Zvyagintsev's eulogy to humanity lost (...) an absence, rather than a presence. A dark jewel, which, when observed against the light, shows no reflection.
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    Olly RichardsNME
    It's a devastating drama about losing something you didn't appreciate until you lost it, possibly forever.
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    Dan BuffaKSDK News (St. Louis)
    Loveless deserves its place at the table of taut, realistic, and brutally honest thrillers.
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    Richard PropesTheIndependentCritic.com
    It's a masterpiece from a filmmaker coming to be known for masterpieces.
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