Excerpt: Alla fine quello che resta, quando tutto è perduto ed anche l’amore ci ha deluso, è l’amicizia con qualcuno che ci conforti, ci resti accanto, anche in cima ad un grattacielo in una metropoli senza confini. Sono gli ultimi bagliori di umanità, in un crepuscolo che non smette di commuoverci.
Excerpt: Though unseen, Johansson does a great deal with the voice work and ably captures the inflections that a human would convey in a given situation. In Phoenix, she finds a wonderful partner whose gradual acceptance of his OS as a legitimate companion is both believable and engrossing.
Excerpt: One half of the relationship at the center of Her may lack a physical form, but it is nonetheless a film about the universality of romance: its longing, its intensity, and its transformative power — for the best, and the worst. The outcome of this highly unconventional relationship is warm and funny and tragic, all at once.
Excerpt: Its ideas are big and so is the transporting music, the bravura location photography that incorporates Shanghai seamlessly into its vision of Los Angeles, and the sweetly absurd comedic strokes. Yet, like all of Jonze’s movies, it speaks directly to a tiny, intimate part of the heart.
Excerpt: Jonze’s gentle, poignant yet ultimately joyful film distinguishes him as one of the most insightful chroniclers of the human condition. “Her” and its quietly unveiled performance from an extraordinary Joaquin Phoenix are the year’s best.
Excerpt: Like many great works of science fiction, Spike Jonze’s new movie Her uses its futuristic visions to examine very contemporary and human truths. In particular, it explores our changing relationship with technology, as well as the way in which technology is changing our relationships.
Excerpt: The script makes the case that a passionate connection doesn’t even require a physical body. What sounds like science fiction on paper, is actually one of the most deeply felt romances of 2013.
Excerpt: There are a great many questions asked in Spike Jonze’s observant and funny Her, a film that takes us through the familiar heartaches and joys of a relationship but from a completely different light.
Excerpt: Coming out of the multiplex after seeing Her, I entered directions for my house into Apple Maps. As the artificial female sound gave me turn-by-turn directions in that familiar monotone voice, I couldn’t help but wonder how I’d feel about “her” if the software was slightly more advanced.
Excerpt: Funny and touching, romantic but thought-provoking, sweet but maybe slyly cynical, this is a fully engaging and truly unclassifiable film that should appeal to just about all viewers. Bolstered by a terrific original soundtrack from Arcade Fire and gorgeously faded, retro-future Instagram cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema (The Fighter), Her is truly something special.
Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
Excerpt: A strange, and strangely logical love story.
Excerpt: Where Spike Jonze once soared using magical realism — albeit written by someone else — as his guide (see “Being John Malkovich”) he now flounders with a self-penned technology driven story that shrivels before your eyes.