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  • 50
    Stephen Dalton The Hollywood Reporter

    Ahluwalia has striven for a very self-consciously arty aesthetic here, more Gus Van Sant than Michael Mann. This is a commendably bold way to approach material that might otherwise have drifted into routine lowlife crime-thriller territory, but it also drains a rich story of narrative momentum and emotional punch. show more

  • 63
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    An explosion of images, mixing seedy, hand-held reality with groovy grindhouse imitations. Most of the shots are vivid, some are even thrilling. show more

  • 25
    Glenn Heath Jr. Slant Magazine

    The women of the film certainly deserve better, as they're often relegated to the role of victim, harmed or murdered simply to propel the plot along. show more

  • 50
    David Ehrlich The Dissolve

    Ahluwalia’s commitment to accurately capturing the era’s aesthetic almost compensates for his failure to mine a good story from a great setting. show more

  • 67
    Austin Chronicle

    Elliptical, authentic, and with a strong palate of visual flair, Miss Lovely can be a confusing concoction at times, but it is never boring. show more

  • 70
    Nick Schager Village Voice

    Rife with jealousy, treachery, and violence, it's a stylish portrait of the tangled relationship between cinematic and real-world sleaze. show more

  • 70
    Alissa Simon Variety

    Like “Boogie Nights,” Miss Lovely offers a visually stunning evocation of a disreputable subculture, although it lacks that pic’s rooting dramatic interest. show more

  • 50
    Martin Tsai Los Angeles Times

    Miss Lovely does exude an air of authenticity... But much of the film remains underdeveloped. show more

  • 50
    Nicolas Rapold The New York Times

    Though not pretentious, his film feels a tad overthought, held back somehow by a stubborn, dour obscurity clouding its freshly realized, lurid milieu. show more

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