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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Love Is Strange is, above all, a triumph for Lithgow and Molina, two consummate actors who bring decades of experience to artful performances that are as emotionally expressive in silence as they are in words. Acting doesn’t get better than this. Want to know what love is? Watch Lithgow and Molina and learn. show more

  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    See Love Is Strange for its sensitivity and understated jokes, but mainly for Lithgow and Molina's expertly modulated work, which pulls the movie back when it threatens to stray into melodrama or heavy-handedness. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    What's on screen, though, is a peculiar clutter of gentle sentiment, awkward dialogue, shaky contrivance — especially the resolution of Joey's feelings — and monotonous performances from a supporting cast that includes Marisa Tomei and Darren Burrows. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    After a summer of robots, mutants and explosions, the beautifully honest, grownup Love is Strange is a treat. show more

  • 80
    Boyd van Hoeij The Hollywood Reporter

    This is a sprawling yet intimate narrative, constructed almost entirely of in-between moments rather than the big turning points and tragedies. show more

  • 50
    Inkoo Kang TheWrap

    Love is Strange boasts an abundance of patience and kindness — but not much of a pulse. show more

  • 89
    Jordan Hoffman Film.com

    Throughout the picture you understand the miracle and good fortune of finding love, and recognize the great changes in tolerance American society is currently (albeit slowly) undergoing. show more

  • 100
    Sheila O'Malley RogerEbert.com

    It's a courageous film that's willing to sit in those moments instead of underlining them or hurrying past them, hoping we get the shorthand. Love is Strange is a patient film. The emotions it unleashes are enormous. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Do not expect dynamic filmmaking from Love Is Strange. It's about other things, and Lithgow and Molina are splendid, their eyes full of wisdom and experience. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Love is Strange is very well worth seeing for its two stars, who acutely convey the pain their characters feel over their separation as well as displaying their considerable comic chops to keep things from getting too grim. show more

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