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Based on 29 Reviews
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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    For those who don't believe that truth trumps fiction for whacked-out depravity, mark this shockingly fierce and funny spellbinder as Exhibit A. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    It leaves one feeling queasy about human nature. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Crazy Love is pulp non-fiction. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    In Crazy Love, friends of Burt and Linda express as much confusion over their relationship as we feel, and the Pugaches themselves make an unconvincing case for theirs being a love that conquered all. On the contrary, love doesn't seem to have had anything to do with them. She married him out of desperation, and he pursued her out of a sense of entitlement. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Despite the inherent, shocking nature of the material, Dan Klores' narrowly focused, poorly paced documentary lacks a narrative thrust that could have made for a more compelling film. show more

  • 100
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Of the long list of couples who have loved neither wisely nor particularly well, few have such power to disturb as Burton Pugach and the love of his life, Linda Riss. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Crazy Love doesn't downplay the awfulness of what happened , but it also knows a good media circus when it sees one. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Love makes us do all kinds of crazy things, but in Crazy Love, crazy seems too mild a word. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The story is still so compelling - and the principals still so eager for attention - that the filmmaker's pedestrian treatment can't take away from the impact. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Pugach's selfishness, his inability to detach love from gratification, is the key to this crazy story. show more

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