Critic Reviews

39

Metascore

Based on 24 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
The movie morphs into a deconstructed remake of "Indecent Exposure" and it's downright riveting, with Campbell doing her best acting to date.
70
L.A. Weekly
Far from a complete success: It takes too long to get to its central premise and, once there, too often meanders away from it. But Campbell is close to astonishing whenever she's onscreen.
50
Village Voice
More wacky than wack.
50
Entertainment Weekly
A ripe psychosexual compost heap of a drama that emits a provocative scent of rot and nonsense.
50
The A.V. Club
Beyond the "hell hath no fury" angle that overlays the story, When Will I Be Loved amounts to nothing more than another repository for kinky Tobackisms: Seen one (and the one to see remains 1978's Fingers), seen them all.
50
The New York Times
The structure of When Will I Be Loved seems deliberately flimsy, and many of its details don't add up. But as a contemporary fable about getting and spending in the new gilded age, When Will I Be Loved strikes a chord that echoes.
50
Variety
Campbell's performance is attuned to the extremes of unnerving calm and intensely erotic; unlike the pic, she pulls it off.
50
With its improvisatory tone and loose, rambling structure, which often approaches a total breakdown of coherence, the story takes about half an hour to emerge.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
A slim idea for a pulp-fiction short story padded out to 81 minutes with random encounters and celebrity sightings.
25
New York Post
When Will I Be Loved would rate no stars except for Campbell's brave, totally committed performance -- which deserves a far better movie than this.

More Critic Reviews

See all external reviews for When Will I Be Loved (2004) »

See also

Awards | FAQ | User Reviews | User Ratings | External Reviews