Adore
Adore (2013)

Set in an Australian seaside town of otherworldly beauty and shot in lush 35mm Cinemascope, ADORE establishes an aura of fable as it follows two women's plunge into uncharted waters. Watts and Wright fearlessly engage with both the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 10, 2013
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31%
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42%



Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Naomi Watts and Robin Wright give it their all, but they can't quite make Adore's trashy, absurd plot believable.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

With its soap-operatic performances, bonkbuster plotline and sparkling seafront setting, all 'Adore' really lacks is a cameo from Alf Stewart

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

Cast actresses with the skills that Naomi Watts and Robin Wright bring, give their obliviously icky story some arthouse visual lyricism, and you've got "Adore."

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Damien Straker
Impulse Gamer

This film needed serious judgment: someone to rewrite the underwritten draft of the script and to have a firmer opinion on these terribly unappealing characters

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

Would Fontaine have made this film if the mothers looked like and were as old as Barbra Streisand and Kathy Bates and the sons weren't built like surfers? Of course not.

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Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com

Adore is, as my late mother would say in describing Sidney Sheldon novels, good trash.

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Jim Schembri
3AW

There's more depth and feeling to the admittedly provocative premise of this twisted sexual drama than you might expect...It's the excoriating payoff to the story that makes Adoration a cautionary tale with a major sting.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

This isn't an Oedipus complex. This is a Preposterous complex.

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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap

An exceedingly silly, sun-baked sex movie, the kind of import that adds just enough brains to its genitals to get into U.S. arthouses. (In the '70s, the mothers would have been played by Laura Antonelli and Sylvia Kristel.)

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

The worst part of Adoration was when I returned to my car and had to pay for my parking, realising that the awfulness of the movie actually took a quantifiable toll on my life: 111 minutes, and $8.50.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Very hard movie to review, this one. Reading that it is a French production does go part of the way to explain it - definitely this style of movie and storyline… More
Thomas Johnston
A soap opera movie!
Carlos Magalhães
An insufferably dull film that is so moralist it is embarrassing, and it lacks any sense of direction or real conflict beyond an awkward, preposterous premise,… More
Walter M.
In "Adore," the bond between best friends Lil(Naomi Watts) and Roz(Robin Wright) is even stronger after the death of Lil's husband in a car… More
Manu Gino
A Story About Common Interests. Decent Film! ADORE could have turned out really cheesy, but the very real characters, along with a nice blend of funny and sad… More
Cameron Johnson
"Until the end of time, I'll be there four you; you own my heart and mind; I truly adore you!" Yeah, Prince would probably get stuck in my head… More