Endless Love
Endless Love (1981)

A pair of 15-year-olds fall passionately in love, creating all kinds of problems for their parents who think they are too young for such an intense relationship and try to force them apart. Unfortunately, this leads to tragedy. Look for Tom… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 6, 2014
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Is Brooke Shields truly obsession worthy? And can she carry, commercially, another movie about another kind of obsession? The answer is no.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie as a whole does not understand the particular strengths of the novel that inspired it, does not convince us it understands adolescent love, does not seem to know its characters very well, and is a narrative and logical mess.

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John Ferguson
Radio Times

Vaguely interesting for causing controversy at the time, this tacky tale of illicit teenage romance hasn't aged particularly well.

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Variety Staff
Variety

A Cotton-candy rendition of Scott Spencer's powerful novel, Endless Love is a manipulative tale of a doomed romance which careens repeatedly between the credible and the ridiculous.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Anyone unfamiliar with the story of Scott Spencer's novel is bound to be mystified by Franco Zeffirelli's latest film, which reduces Endless Love to a whimperingly latter-day Romeo and Juliet with a little pyromania thrown in.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

A bad but commercially popular romantic melodrama, due to Brooke Shields' celeb status at the time and the the Oscar-nominated tune by Lionel Richie.

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Time Out

As excruciating as the Diana Ross/Lionel Richie title tune.

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People Magazine

Trite Blue Lagoonish dialogue trivializes this film adaptation of Scott Spencer's first-rate 1979 novel of obsession but does not spoil it on the level of pop romance.

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Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

A potentially interesting story of obsessive teenage love is sabotaged by some laughably absurd overplotting.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Bad, but kind of liked it. The scene with Brooke cuddled up with her dad while the romantic song plays is all kinds of wrong, but whole movie is kind of a… More
Dann Michalski
Brooke Shields stars in the monotonous and melodramatic romance Endless Love. Other than the amazing theme song from Lionel Richie, the film is worthless.… More
AJ Verser
Everyone who wants to see this movie does so because of one of the actors. I watched for James Spader, and he was just fabulous. Other than that, this movie… More
Lee Kyle
finally got a hold of number two on my hard to find list, a movie my small click of freinds used to gather at one of our houses to watch during the summer like… More
Dean McKenna
This love story is alike part of 'Romeo and Juliet'. Brooke Shields was so beautiful, young and sexy of the early 1980's.