Lovers of Hate
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Two adult brothers, Rudy and Paul, represent failure and success. Younger brother Paul is a successful author who writes Harry Potter-like fantasy novels for children, while Rudy, Paul's childhood collaborator on the stories, moves from job to job, unable to get started on his own novel -- the long-gestating "Lovers of Hate." The one thing they do have in common is their love for Diana, Rudy's soon-to-be ex-wife. When opportunistic Paul whisks Diana away to a romantic mountain retreat (in Park City, Utah, incidentally), the lovers have no idea that Rudy has made it there… More

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An unusually perceptive examination of fraternal rivalry and failed ambition."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"It lingers in the mind, thanks largely to its trio of actors -- especially Alex Karpovsky, who brings a riveting sense of spontaneity to depicting the younger brother's slow-burning rage."
‑ Rob Nelson, Variety
"Transforms from an awkward-and unsatisfying-mumblecore comedy to a surprisingly intimate look at the ways people deal with hurt."
‑ Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine
"Lovers of Hate does a superb job of tapping into a lot of our worst nightmares with some dark, intelligent comedy, and then completely screws us over by making it relatable and believable."
‑ Erik Davis, Cinematical
"A 2010 Sundance favorite, this inventive (and inventively thrifty) character study from Austin indie stalwart Bryan Poyser never flinches from the intractable sibling resentment at its core."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Village Voice
"Designed to make you laugh and squirm, Lovers of Hate does more of the latter."
‑ James Greenberg, Hollywood Reporter
"Often feels like a film school exercise in how to handle three major characters in mostly one location ... doesn't skimp in the key area of complicated relationships"
‑ Geoff Berkshire,
"An experience that's strange, unsettling and wholly unpredictable."
‑ Robert Levin, Film School Rejects
"It's among the most unjustly underseen American indies of the year."
‑ Karina Longworth, L.A. Weekly
"The film is at its best as a comedy milking an elegantly simple locked-room premise."
‑ Hank Sartin, Time Out
"Lovers of Hate would be a family tragedy if the immature antics of the three characters didn't send you ping-ponging from sympathetic chuckles to guffaws of disgust."
‑ Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Boxoffice Magazine
"Lovers of Hate, very simply, deserves to be seen in any way possible."
‑ Katey Rich,
More reviews for Lovers of Hate on Rotten Tomatoes