Making Love
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
Arthur Hiller directed this drama exploring the disintegration of an ideal marriage after the husband discovers he is gay. Kate Jackson is Claire, a successful television producer, and Michael Ontkean is her husband Zack, an equally successful doctor. They enjoy eight years of married bliss until homosexual writer Bart McGuire (Harry Hamlin) appears at Zack's office. As Zack gets to know Bart, he discovers he is attracted to him. He asks Bart out to dinner, one thing leads to another, and soon Zack announces to Claire that he wants to explore his new-found sexuality with Bart. ~ Paul… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a three-handkerchief movie, all right, but for the nose. It stinks."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Unfortunately, Hiller doesn't command the intensity of feeling that might have made it emotionally valid, and he doesn't have the awareness of the cultural forces at work in his film that might have made it intellectually respectable."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"has trouble conveying passion, torment, and guilt"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"Noble attempt at mainstream gay love story almost works due to Barry Sandler's script."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"This movie has some of the worst dialogue one can imagine: She: 'What about passion?' He: 'What about support?' She: 'What about betrayal?'"
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"On its own baby-step terms, and despite its moneyed vanilla-himbo vision of gay masculinity and desire, Making Love plays now as a bemusing anachronism but not an insulting or self-inflating one."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Making Love salutes the philosophy of different strokes for different folks."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Once the cat is out of the bag, the movie turns rip-roaring awful in an entirely enjoyable way."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Slick and shallow."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Although it was a brave movie at the time, it's got less power than the average soap opera these days."
‑ , Film4
More reviews for Making Love on Rotten Tomatoes