(2016)

Critic Reviews

74

Metascore

Based on 14 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
91
Lovesong is a rare film of mature, emotional complexity anchored by two remarkable and beautiful performances.
90
[An] exquisite, beautifully shot meditation on love clouded by fear and doubt.
83
The Playlist
Lovesong is carried by the actors’ chemistry and body language.
80
It’s a quiet drama, full of unspoken hurt and free of histrionics, but it’s as raw and painful as a fresh wound.
80
Lovesong makes a virtue of restraint as it traces a complex emotional history in two parts, and innumerable (and sometimes quite literal) shades of gray.
75
Slant Magazine
So Yong Kim's film ultimately manages a convincing articulation of friendship between women.
60
Keough and Malone convey a palpable sense of yearning for one another during these sequences, but Kim and Bradley Rust Gray’s barebones script doesn’t match their efforts.
60
Village Voice
Like its central not-couple, two women tongue-tied about their desire for each other, So Yong Kim's Lovesong frustrates with its lack of articulation.
58
While Lovesong fails to coalesce, Malone and Keough emerge with two of their best performances yet, bolstered by an on-screen bond that deserves far richer material that what is offered up here.
58
What stands out most are the performances, delivered by two actresses capable of generating a little emotion, even in a film that insists on keeping the volume “realistically“ low. The reality between the two of them is the one that really counts.

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