Fool for Love
Fool for Love (1985)

In this Robert Altman film, Eddie (Sam Shepard) and May (Kim Basinger) are on-again-off-again lovers who haven't seen each other in a while. When drifter Eddie suddenly turns up in May's New Mexican town, the two struggle to deal… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 6, 1985
DVD Release Date: April 20, 2004
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Noel Murray
AV Club

Fool For Love is too removed from the real world to connect as more than a spooky, extradimensional love story.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

With Fool for Love, he has succeeded on two levels that seem opposed to each other. He has made a melodrama, almost a soap opera, in which the characters achieve a kind of nobility.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A scorching drama about the war between the sexes.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Though most of the tension of the theatrical presentation is gone, the movie preserves a lot of the play's lunatic humor. It also understands the Shepard concern for characters who have somehow found themselves cut loose from any social roots.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

The basic friction between Altman's lightness and Shepard's portentousness serves the movie in rich and ever-expanding ways, and not just because you can't ever predict how the narrative will swerve.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Altman's staging only underlines the pretentious vagaries built into Shepard's concept.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It seems like a transplanted drama from the 1950s.

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