Excerpt: In questo nuovo film in trasferta giapponese, si riconosce l’occhio del maestro iraniano solo nell’ennesimo viaggio in automobile nel quale i tre protagonisti si trovano a confrontarsi. Ma è solo maniera, ripetizione sterile di un clichè narrativo, che non significa ormai più nulla.
Excerpt: Like Someone in Love is a series of scenes that go on longer than you think they will but never come anywhere near overstaying their welcome. Kiarostami sinks you into each scene so much so that its rhythms become as natural as inhaling and exhaling.
Excerpt: In his second movie filmed outside of Iran, writer/director Abbas Kiarostami has given us an Eastern counterpoint to his Western “Certified Copy” as once again he explores the nature of identity and the meaning of love.
Excerpt: Like Someone In Love is one of those thoroughly rewarding examples of art cinema in that it improves the longer one is away from it. It is a film that requires an active mind to make sense of it and, ultimately, to put it all together and it is consistently worth the effort.
Excerpt: A quiet, conversational movie about love, deception, mistaken identity, seeming and being, and the vague ominous shadow of violence that drifts in the background like a cold mist coiling at the edge of a garden.
Ron Wilkinson @ MonstersandCritics.com
Excerpt: Slow and imperturbably bookish, this film slowly reveals the dark and threatening side of life in the big city.