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Love in the Time of Cholera Reviews

Love in the Time of Cholera

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Romance

Release Date :

November 16, 2007

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Mike Newell

Starring :

Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Liev Schreiber, Laura Harring, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Angie Cepeda, Ana Claudia Talancon

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 4

“..The movie is knowingly and accidentally funny..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
1.5 of 4

“..the most frustrating adaptation of a beloved novel..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune]
2 of 4

“..The film knits together the book's crucial plot turns without accessing its soul..”
by Stephen Cole [Globe and Mail]
1 of 5

“..Nothing about it entices, charms or engrosses; everything about it repels, frustrates or simply boggles the mind..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
1.5 of 4

“..Love in the Time of Cholera feels more like a comedy than a drama..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 4

“..handsomely mounted, well-acted, aggressively elliptical adaptation..”
by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2.5 of 4

“..a colorful story in which the pursuit of love is portrayed as a noble end in and of itself..”
by Duane Dudek [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
2.5 of 4

“.."Love" would be intolerably boring were it not for the frequent injections of humor..”
by Jack Mathews [NY Daily News]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]

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