The Republic of Love
The Republic of Love (2004)

In Deepa Mehta's poignant and heartbreaking romance, Emilia Fox plays Fay, a generally content, thirtysomething Torontoite suffering in a relationship of quiet desperation with her boyfriend; Bruce Greenwood is Tom Avery, a loser in the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 4, 2006
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

A quaintly uncomplicated romance that struggles to keep up with the quality of its acting.

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Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies

Mehta's screenplay never effectively addresses one of the major themes of the story.

Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca

The lack of vitality and dramatic storyline renders this tale about faith in love underwhelming and artificial.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The charisma of the cast goes a long way to bring warmth to this story of winter love.

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Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

A modest endeavour but there is much to quietly savour here.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...remains entertaining because of the two stars, both of whom give incredibly charismatic performances.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Wintry symbolism has never felt so forced -- and in a film that ought to have been played as a romantic comedy, it's never been more out of place, either.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

The tiresome zaniness and Seinfeldian conceits might be forgivable if the romantic plot weren't so full of empty truisms and nonsense lines that would stump a Zen monk.

Dan Jardine
Cinemania

Mehta's confidently crafted film is more intelligent and serious than your standard romantic comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
An interesting movie! Good story plot. Great cast! Beautiful music. An amazing director! (One of my favorite directors) Here's a movie that gives an… More