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  1. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Two Lovers

  2. Robert Howard's rating of the film Two Lovers

    The one-two punch of Gray's We Own The Night and this, both with Phoenix, is astounding.

  3. David R Williams's rating of the film Two Lovers

    Jeremy Carr wrote "poignant melodrama and carefully considered art film, without any pretention whatsoever." Sadly I find just the opposite...melodramatic yes but hardly poignant. Neither carefully considered nor art. And heavily pretentious. You never forget that Joaquin Phoenix is Joaquin Phoenix or that Gwyneth Paltrow is Gwyneth Paltrow. Both actors wearing shallow characters going through the motions.

  4. T Mills's rating of the film Two Lovers

    I've yet to be convinced of Gray's brilliance (The Yards is still my favorite of his work). This film was uneven, especially in the characterization of Leonard, who seems to be two people (but not convincingly so). The most true and powerful portrayal is of the two women. The last thirty minutes are painful (in a good way) and almost elevate the film to a higher level.

  5. OcioActivo's rating of the film Two Lovers

    My 2nd Gray film after The Immigrant. I loved this film, especially the way timing (as relationships typically are) makes victims of the 3 key players. Phoenix shows his acting prowess by toeing the line between regular Joe, socially awkward, and a bit crazy. While he may one day wish to have drowned, his sham of a relationship, ring & commitment, is based on lucky/unlucky timing. It's a fascinating journey.

  6. shimown's rating of the film Two Lovers

    I enjoyed the acting in this film by everyone but Gwyneth Paltrow. Her character, such as it was, seemed too two dimensional. Maybe it is just me, but somehow her performance seemed to detract from the rest of the film, so at the end I felt it would have been a much better film without her. Visually, it is a sumptuous film, beautifully captured and edited with great care. Overall, engaging and revelatory.

  7. John's rating of the film Two Lovers

    A moody minor masterpiece. Loved the working class Jewish Brighton Beach setting. And Vinessa Shaw.

  8. Soulo_Guero's rating of the film Two Lovers

  9. El Biffo's rating of the film Two Lovers

    Sam Goldwyn said "A Jew can't play a Jew. It wouldn't look right on screen." Crass words from the legendary studio mogul, but in Joaquin's case he is right. Israeli TV comic Moni Moshonov is also miscast, his phony accent is awful. Isabella Rossellini, however, is great as a Jewish immigrant. 3.5 stars, not bad if you like love movies.

  10. Oui Henri's rating of the film Two Lovers

    shallow, horribly scripted. watch la notti bianche if you would like a better take on dostoyevsky's white nights

  11. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film Two Lovers

    3.5 stars. I liked it. The performers were convincing and the mournful tone was touching. Joaquin Phoenix has surprising delicacy as an actor.

  12. Beaty Reynolds's rating of the film Two Lovers

    Other than Gwyneth Paltrow, whose acting ability has suffered ever since she discovered Goop, the cast is solid. Hardly what I would call brilliant or even particularly insightful, but still it's character-driven, and one doesn't get to see Isabella Rossellini enough. Joaquin is always interesting.

  13. Ben Loory's rating of the film Two Lovers

  14. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Two Lovers

    You think you want the shiksa goddess, but you don't. "What're you? One of those reader types?" Gwenneth cannot portray anything besides herself, a very superficial person. They are both very annoying people in real life, which gets in their way of trying to portray sympathetic people. Everything else about the movie is definitely above average.

  15. Kamran's rating of the film Two Lovers

    Joaquin Phoenix carries this intimate character study, intensely conveying the pain of unrequited passion and its consequent acquiescence. 94/100 - Amazing

  16. Horia Constantinescu's rating of the film Two Lovers

    not much, jp is very good in this and the conclusion hits you right in the heart.

  17. Ebru Yörükoğlu's rating of the film Two Lovers

    a shallow movie. and i don't like paltrow's acting, very superficial.

  18. Jean Lui's rating of the film Two Lovers

  19. V.S. Luoma-aho's rating of the film Two Lovers

    Strange how hard it is to truly enjoy a film with a main character who is so small as a human being. Even though that is life like nothing else, should one strive for "realism". Beautifully shot and acted, every minute oddly painful and disconcerting.

  20. MARA SSB's rating of the film Two Lovers

    I loved the dark and melodramatic atmosphere of this movie.

  21. Equeco's rating of the film Two Lovers

    It would've been nice if some of the characters had been explored a bit more. Still exquisite portray of emotions. Phoenix performance is moving and that is an understatement.

  22. Mike Archibald's rating of the film Two Lovers

    Gray's like a kammerspiel Michael Mann, giving loving treatment and a few small but inspired tweaks to very familiar material. Here it's the nice Jewish girl vs. wild shiksa trope; it's the first time I've seen it played so seriously (except for that exercise bike in the background of the last shot--brilliant!). Beautiful but predictable; recalls The Godfather (again), Philip Roth and, at its best, Dostoyevsky.

  23. Lorena Brandão's rating of the film Two Lovers

  24. Richardust's rating of the film Two Lovers

    James Grey se va volviendo un referente obligado, destaca en su generación.