Reviews: Like Someone in Love (2013)

like_someone_in_loveReviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: In questo nuovo film in trasferta giapponese, si riconosce l’occhio del maestro iraniano solo nell’ennesimo viaggio in automobile nel quale i tre protagonisti si trovano a confrontarsi. Ma è solo maniera, ripetizione sterile di un clichè narrativo, che non significa ormai più nulla.
  • Sean Axmaker @ Parallax View
  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Like Someone in Love is a series of scenes that go on longer than you think they will but never come anywhere near overstaying their welcome. Kiarostami sinks you into each scene so much so that its rhythms become as natural as inhaling and exhaling.
  • Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: In his second movie filmed outside of Iran, writer/director Abbas Kiarostami has given us an Eastern counterpoint to his Western “Certified Copy” as once again he explores the nature of identity and the meaning of love.
  • Danny King @ The King Bulletin
    • Excerpt: Few filmmakers are as well-versed as Kiarostami in controlling what is unseen, and he’s once again working on brilliant turf here in his balancing of on-screen and off-screen worlds.
  • Josh Larsen @
    • Excerpt: If there is a visual equivalent to that title song – the Billie Holiday version is favored here – Kiarostami seems to have found it.
  • Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
  • Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row
    • Excerpt: This is essential cinema, the kind of stirring, intelligent filmmaking that restores one’s faith in movies.
  • Carson Lund @ Are the Hills Going to March Off?
    • Excerpt: Like Someone in Love presents an urban space of constant social surveillance where any disruption to a given façade is bound to be noticed.
  • [New – 7/12] | Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge
    • Excerpt: Like Someone In Love is one of those thoroughly rewarding examples of art cinema in that it improves the longer one is away from it. It is a film that requires an active mind to make sense of it and, ultimately, to put it all together and it is consistently worth the effort.
  • Jonathan Richards @
    • Excerpt: A quiet, conversational movie about love, deception, mistaken identity, seeming and being, and the vague ominous shadow of violence that drifts in the background like a cold mist coiling at the edge of a garden.
  • Ron Wilkinson @
    • Excerpt: Slow and imperturbably bookish, this film slowly reveals the dark and threatening side of life in the big city.

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