The Lovers
The Lovers (2015)

Great Barrier Reef, 2010. After a dangerous dive to save his wife while exploring an 18th century merchant ship wreckage, Jay Fennel, a rugged and attractive marine archaeologist lies brain dead in a Boston hospital. Jay's dream-like… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 6, 2015
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David Ehrlich
Time Out

As one of the film's many forgettable characters so eloquently puts it, "This stinks worse than an oyster's fart."

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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

Time may bring good things to light, but the 2010 copyright suggests that delays have worked no such wonders for this film.

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Shawn Hazelett
Under the Radar

Joffe seems well aware that this is a story not worth telling ... the filmmaking is so hopelessly uninspired that Hartnett's Scottish accent is somehow not its most glaring flaw.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Los Angeles Times

There's a veil of artifice clinging to every aspect of "The Lovers," a thoroughly unconvincing time-traveling epic costume drama pairing a miscast Josh Hartnett and Bollywood beauty Bipasha Basu.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

It's so deadly and unintentionally funny (I hope) that it practically defies description. Mr. Joffé should go back to film school as soon as possible.

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Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Flailing through centuries, it lacks any meaningful connection between the two timelines.

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Graham Fuller
New York Daily News

Suckers for romance likely won't complain, but this Josh Hartnett time-travel epic is nuts.

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Inkoo Kang
Village Voice

It's hard to root for love to bloom between a stock Strong Female Character and the nicest man in history.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

[The Lovers] strives mightily to be a new Titanic for the Millennium [...]but resoundingly fails at every turn.

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