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70
It is a great character study that ranks with Paul Thomas Anderson's epic "Magnolia."
50
Washington Post
Guaranteed-to-bum-you-out conclusion.
40
Sluggishly paced and shot in the sort of grubby digital video that renders even the dewiest skin tone liverwurst gray, the film comes across as little more than a series of acting workshop exercises wrapped in a tissue of cliché.
40
The film ultimately offers nothing more than people in an urban jungle needing other people to survive. Kane's character observes that "We're all connected by love" -- and that sounds familiar, too.
40
Mattei is tiresomely grave and long-winded, as if circularity itself indicated profundity.
38
New York Daily News
Mattei's script was written in 1998, and the absence of any sense of the impact of 9/11 on New Yorkers is palpable. While watching "Love," I was thinking what great potential there was - still is - for a Manhattan "La Ronde" set in the days following 9/11, when strangers sought comfort from each other in spontaneous sexual alliances.
33
Entertainment Weekly
The characters who cross paths here in the hard shadows of late-'90s New York City are meant to convey loneliness, bitterness, neediness, loss, and bad karma. Mostly, they convey bad Sundance.
30
Anemic chronicle of money grubbing New Yorkers and their serial loveless hook ups.
25
Neither original nor presented in a convincing way.
25
Miami Herald
The idea, I suppose, is that love connects us all, even when it goes wrong. Fortunately, even love doesn't usually go quite so badly as this movie does.
25
New York Post
An exercise in cynicism every bit as ugly as the shabby digital photography and muddy sound.

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