Lions Love
Lions Love (1969)

A female producer (Susan Clarke) is hounded by studio executives to the point she considers suicide in this improvisational film. Television segments of recent political assassinations are shown to parallel the death of artistic freedom.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 1, 1969
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

More than a time capsule of events and moods-it's a living aesthetic model for revolutionary times.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

There is so much that is so pleasant in Lions Love that I wish Miss Varda hadn't tried to give it a larger significance.

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Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Varda's film teeters on the edge of total absurdity, running roughshod over cinematic conventions of all kinds while retaining a lucid outsider's perspective on its milieu.

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Variety Staff

The result is a pleasant, sometimes humorous blend of style and technique that ultimately is unsuccessful.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Nothing great emerges, but the free-form drama has many loopy moments and is very funny.

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Fernando F. Croce

The Design for Living hippiness saunters on, cramming in zeitgeist, Le Bonheur triangulation, and whoever happened to be on the set

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Time Out

A film bedevilled by its intellectualism.

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TV Guide

Varda's use of the camera and natural light is fresh and original.

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

The film is... so packed to bursting with loopy, quotable lines, you may have trouble deciding which is your favorite.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Varda seems to be trying to make an improvisational meta-Warhol experiment or perhaps a hippie homage to Hollywood (who knows?), but the result, despite mildly… More