Loving

Loving

Loving

Based on a true story, this romance from writer-director Jeff Nichols (Mud) sees a white man (Joel Edgerton, Black Mass) and a black woman (Ruth Negga, in an Oscar nominated performance) fall deeply in love in 1967 Virginia. They marry, construct a house, and build a life only to have the racially intolerant law force them to fight for their right to be together - a fight that would last years. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2016.

2016Rating: PG, Coarse language123 minsUK, USA
DramaTrue Story & BiographyRomanceHistorical
Director:
Jeff Nichols ('Midnight Special', 'Mud', 'Take Shelter', 'Shotgun Stories')
Writer:
Jeff Nichols
Cast:
Joel EdgertonRuth NeggaMarton CsokasMichael ShannonNick KrollBill CampSharon BlackwoodAlano Miller

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Loving / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Midway through 2016, Loving was THE based-on-a-true-story race-relations drama that had Oscar Winner written all over it. Guess the Academy didn’t receive that envelope. It’s a shame, because writer-director Jeff Nichols has made a worthy rise with the sombre Shotgun Stories, the frightening Take Shelter, the melodic Mud, and the concise Midnight Special. They’re vastly different films – as is Loving – but they all share a warmth and adoration for Southern America that has been a signature of Nichols’ work. He exhales that same romanticism here which, for better or worse, is the best quality of this film.

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Variety

Variety

It features two of the best American performances of the past several years, from Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga...

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Time Out

Time Out

This is a thoughtful film, but one that's slightly limited by its own careful restraint.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Short on grandstanding and hindsight, long on tenderness and honour, and sticks carefully to the historical record.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Here is a film with its heart in the right place, an anatomical correctness coexisting with heartfelt, forthright conviction and an admirable belief in the virtue of simplicity and underplaying...

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Stuff

Stuff

It's an important story of ground-breaking courage, but disappointingly LOVING doesn't do it justice

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Puts a human face on racial intolerance and does so with plenty of heart.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Nichols and his team have made Loving as accurate as they could without making it feel like a copy of reality or compromising its considerable emotional impact.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Nichols has delivered a timely drama that, unlike most films of its type, doesn’t want to clobber you with its importance.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

The period detail here is good, but – given what we already know going in about American history in the Sixties – there’s an unavoidable lack of suspense.

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