Lovers of Hate
Lovers of Hate (2011)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 11, 2011
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

An unusually perceptive examination of fraternal rivalry and failed ambition.

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Rob Nelson

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.

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Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

Transforms from an awkward-and unsatisfying-mumblecore comedy to a surprisingly intimate look at the ways people deal with hurt.

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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

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.

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James Greenberg
Hollywood Reporter

Designed to make you laugh and squirm, Lovers of Hate does more of the latter.

Geoff Berkshire

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

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Karina Longworth
L.A. Weekly

It's among the most unjustly underseen American indies of the year.

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Hank Sartin
Time Out

The film is at its best as a comedy milking an elegantly simple locked-room premise.

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Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine

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.

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