This portrayal seems overly optimistic for the 1950s but may also reflect the director’s choice to focus on the Lovings as individuals rather than the civil rights struggle in general.
Big-budget sword and sandal films have a tendency to leave me feeling like I’ve spent two hours watching someone else play a videogame.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a more engrossing, dramatic portrayal of how annoying it often is to be alive.
The director and numerous writers would have served their audience well by studying the great love stories before clumsily throwing together their half-hearted final product.
The entrepreneurs have a sense of charisma and magnetism that makes you want to watch them.
When Jacob and Anna are apart, it is painful, not just for them but for us, as well. We want to see them together—no, we need to.
I’d go so far as to say that Witherspoon and Nicholson are both awful here; it’s not even that they’re phoning it in, but more like they’re trying to be bad.
What is so wonderful is that the movie’s humor feels so organic and unforced.