Lovelace (2013)

In 1972-before the internet, before the porn explosion-Deep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown and unlikely star, Linda Lovelace. Escaping a strict… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 5, 2013
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard do their best with the material, but Lovelace lacks enough depth and conviction to truly do its fascinating subject justice.

David Denby
New Yorker

Seyfried, with her huge features crowding her small face, looks like Alice in a very strange Wonderland. But whatever possibilities she may have as an actress are eradicated by the filmmakers ...

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Lovelace bids to whip up hot indignation about an outrage four decades old. Instead, it provokes dismay.

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

Ironically, even a movie about Linda Lovelace's rather sad life uses her more for her body than her character.

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Anna Smith
Time Out

Linda's feelings are rarely revealed: that's left to the gloomy final act, which feels more like a guilt-inducing postscript than a genuine reveal.

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James Berardinelli

Unfortunately, most of Lovelace is more generic and familiar, right down to the too-neat happy ending.

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Ray Pride

Amanda Seyfried is a game performer, and the Linda-like freckles sprayed across her cheeks, which all and sundry in the film comment on, are fetching.

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Todd Gilchrist

"Lovelace" becomes too distracted by industry politics and the cultural context of the film's release to provide more than a snapshot of her life either before or after she stepped in front of a camera.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

This drama from codirectors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman is so respectful of 70s porn sensation Linda Lovelace that instead of humanizing the Deep Throat star, it reduces her to one dimension: victim.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Amanda Seyfried acts out of her skin.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
The most interesting thing in this solid biopic is how it presents one side of Linda Lovelace's life and then subverts it to reveal the real, dark truth… More
Cynthia S.
I liked this, but then again, I like bio-dramas. I remember when this movie was popular, but I never knew much about her. Amazing that her moment in the actual… More
Jim Hunter
Linda Lovelace's special talent propels her to stardom as she hobnobs with high culture, but her abusive husband casts a pall on the seventies era fun.… More
Nicki Marie
Pretty good movie, although after looking online, it's debatable how much of it is completely true. Amanda Seyfried does a great job as Linda. Very… More
Chris Weber
This is one of the sadder and most tragic films I've seen in a while. but that's rather appropriate considering it's about one of the saddest and… More
Alex roy
Deep Throat was one of the most famous adult features that have ever been made. Everyone has heard of it, and this Drama based on film star Lady Lovelace is an… More