I Am Love
I Am Love (2010)

This lavish, sprawling drama from filmmaker Luca Guadagnino has drawn numerous comparisons to the films of Luchino Visconti for the grace with which it plumbs the inner workings of the Italian upper crust. Edoardo Recchi Sr. (Gabriele… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 18, 2010
DVD Release Date: October 12, 2010
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It stumbles into melodrama, but I Am Love backs up its flamboyance with tremendous visual style and a marvelous central performance from Tilda Swinton.

Alexandra MacAaron
Women's Voices for Change

The last five minutes of the film are an extraordinary affirmation of free will and self-worth, and redemption for centuries of female characters forced to sacrifice it all for passion.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Despite a superb cast and a fabulous look, the picture collapses under the weight of its lofty pretensions, especially in the black hole of the last act, where it topples into near-absurdity.

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Jeffrey Edalatpour
KQED (San Francisco)

I Am Love is essential viewing for those of us who are astonished by Tilda Swinton's ability to become someone new in every film.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The grand architecture of Milan and the icy rhythms of composer John Adams set the tone for this elegant Italian drama about the suffocating power of family, wealth, and tradition.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

If you're not in the mood, the whole thing will probably seem pretty silly. But if you are -- oh, if you are -- I Am Love may be the richest, tastiest truffle you're likely to savor all summer.

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Glenn Dunks

anybody who wants to experience cinema at its most cinematic and grand should rush and experience it for themselves. It is a truly stunning motion picture and one that ranks as the best film 2010 has so far offered.

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Jonathan F. Richards

There's no getting around the fact that this is elegant soap opera,. It won't appeal to every taste. But it's sensational to look at, powerfully acted, and delivers a bang for the emotional buck.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The overripe ending, heated by the percolating music of John Adams, is heavy seasoning on a delicate dish.

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Nicolas Rapold
Film Comment Magazine

The predictable end, which comes with an abruptness that feels altogether too constructed, completes the fantasy of transgression that's at the heart of the movie's appeal, however elaborate the trappings.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Exquisitely directed and acted, with an amazing Tilda Swinton perfectly conveying the discovery of love, this is a beautiful and sumptuous Italian drama that… More
Bruce Bruce
Something like Dallas, Italian Style, 3 1/2 Stars 9-24-12
Wildaly M
A bit melodramatic but worth watching.
Jeremy Smith
I loved "I am Love", this sweeping Italian melodrama is the most elegant modern romance film I've seen in a long time. Beautiful.
Ross Collins
Excruciatingly slow, overblown melodrama.
Randy Tippy
Ultimately, there is a strength that emanates from this film, a strength that is feminine and maternal and very, very powerful.