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Reviews: Lovelace (2013)

lovelaceReviews for this film from our members:

  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: It seems that no one other than Seyfried took seriously the utter torment that was this part of Linda Lovelace’s life. Lovelace, instead of being a tribute to the woman, is instead just another element of her exploitation, as shamefully prurient and disrespectful as Deep Throat itself.
  • Daniel Carlson @ Pajiba
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Seyfried’s little girl lost performance is a symptom of a story that feels too black and white, whitewashed to present its subject as the ultimate victim. The filmmakers’ best idea was to feature Eric Roberts in a cameo, but “Lovelace” is a far cry from “Star 80.”
  • Dustin Freeley @ Movies About Gladiators.com
  • [New – 5/8/14] | A.J. Hakari @ CineSlice
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: For such hardcore subject matter, “Lovelace” divulges some sordid implications without really getting under the skin of Linda Lovelace and never quite lands the impact it’s going for.
  • Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
  • Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge
    • Excerpt: When you consider the film’s silence on the exploitation inherent in the pornography industry with Lovelace’s view that to watch Deep Throat is to commit rape or that Deep Throat itself is nothing more than a filmed rape, it seems to suggest only that the film is somewhat cowardly.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: The quasi-innocence of Lovelace’s first 45 or so minute is almost – almost – a refreshing take on the material. But anyone familiar with the story of Linda Lovelace knows that controversy surrounds the star’s participation in the film.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: You’ve gone the wrong way, baby.
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: “Lovelace” [mostly] succeeds as a brief biopic of Linda Boreman, a middle-class girl from Florida who became a household name – via her porn appellation “Linda Lovelace” – for which she made only one film, “Deep Throat” (1972).
  • Bill Weber @ Slant
    • Excerpt: Lost in the music, mustaches, and furniture of the early ’70s, this docudrama of a porn star’s exploitation isn’t nearly painful enough.
Updated: July 10, 2015 — 10:18 am

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