Ordinary Love

critic Reviews

92% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score92%
  • Led by strong performances from Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson, Ordinary Love wrings heartrending drama out of one couple's medical travails.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tom LongDetroit News
    This is a movie about resignation and perseverance and the non-showy essence of life and love.
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    Robert LevinNewsday
    An engaging and well-acted drama that finds catharsis and hope in a terrible personal ordeal.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Despite strong performances by Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson, the domestic drama offers little beyond recounting the steps of diagnosis and treatment.
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    Johanna SchnellerGlobe and Mail
    But here's the thing: Joan and Tom do come back from it. The couples who stay together figure out how to do that. Ordinary Love is an argument that, as hard as that is, it's worth it.
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    It's a bit like having a front row seat at being human.
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    Elizabeth MontgomeryArizona Republic
    "Ordinary Love" is not a movie solely about cancer. It is a raw, on-screen adaptation of what hundreds of couples experience when their limits are tested - physically, mentally and romantically.
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    Luke ParkerFilm Inquiry
    What elevates it...is its focus on how a married couple can be battered by the ordeal, and yet find a way to overcome it by blending humor, hostility and love.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    Puts the "social" in socialized medicine.
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    Jared MobarakJaredmobarak.com
    Tremors of anger and annoyance run just below the surface [because] not even the purest love can evade humanity's inherently [fear-driven] messiness.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    Ordinary Love almost prides itself on avoiding sentimentality while still being a deeply emotional experience.
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