A Kind of Loving
A Kind of Loving (1962)

This well-wrought romance takes place in Lancashire, England in an industrial area where Vic (Alan Bates) and Ingrid (June Ritchie) work in the same factory. He is a draftsman who wants only a physical relationship with the woman of his… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 1, 1962
DVD Release Date: August 20, 1986
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

Neither Vic nor Ingrid is an especially compelling presence, but the actors make the sad moments pierce and the bursts of jubilation explode.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

The actors are led through the series with confidence by Mr. Schlesinger and they display their conventional reactions with warmth, sensitivity and force.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

This is a compelling snapshot of Britain before the Sixties began to swing.

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Variety Staff

June Ritchie makes an appealing debut as the bewildered Lancashire lass. Alan Bates is a likeable hero who will hold most audience's sympathy despite his weaknesses.

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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

Alan Bates is at his handsome, wickedly charming peak in A Kind of Loving.

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TV Guide

One of the greatest achievements of the marriage between 'angry young man' drama and the Free Cinema movement in Britain in the early 1960s

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Yet with all faults (which include a clumsily episodic structure), it remains keenly observant in detail and rather moving in its very unpretentiousness.

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Monthly Film Bulletin

The acting is firm, exact and sympathetic.

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

I was, and still am, deeply moved by the plight of both Vic and Ingrid in their attempt to find happiness and 'a kind of loving'.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Broome
This domestic tale from director John Schlesinger has that endearing, lo-fi authenticity so typical of British films from this era. Alan Bates and June Christie… More