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Based on 19 Reviews
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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Directed with style and wit by London filmmaker Richard Kwietniowski, who makes his feature debut here, Love and Death is an off-kilter romantic comedy. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Hurt gives an astonishingly sensitive and funny performance as the bedazzled intellectual, and first-time filmmaker Kwietniowski unfolds the story with an unfailing blend of humor and compassion. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    These opening scenes of Love and Death on Long Island are funny and touching, and Hurt brings a dignity to Giles De'Ath that transcends any snickering amusement at his infatuation. show more

  • 75
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    The script, by director Richard Kwietnioski and adapted from the Gilbert Adair novel, is poignant and well constructed. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Despite the many laughs Love and Death offers, it never takes cheap shots. It has a vibrant, beating heart - and that makes the comedy all the more worthwhile. show more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It is a slight, charming, filmic oddity, well acted and intelligently written show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The interactions between the raspy-voiced Hurt and various shallowly cheerful Americans are genuinely charming and dynamic. show more

  • 78
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    The height of drollery, a cheeky ode to the liberating power of popular culture, and a fascinating look at an old dog learning some new tricks. show more

  • 100
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    A highly original Death in Venice-scented comedy drama written and directed with flair by British feature novice Richard Kwietniowski. show more

  • 90
    New York Magazine (Vulture)

    Writer-director Richard Kwietniowski has never made a feature before, but this debut effort is a triumph, a buoyant and elegant achievement -- romantic and ruminative yet always precise, a comedy of longing propelled by a strong current of satirical observation. show more

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