Love Liza
Love Liza (2002)

Wilson Joel is a man in trouble. There's a searing pain in his gut that he can't tolerate and a dazed quietness to his struggle as he tries to maintain his equilibrium. Wilson is attempting to move on from the sudden and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 2002
DVD Release Date: May 27, 2003
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Hoffman's performance is strong, but the lack of character development and story arc makes Love Liza unsatisfying.

Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Largely this sad story is handled with a morbidity and monotony that go nowhere -- certainly not toward understanding.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

A bleak little film, bold and well-intentioned in its unrelenting gaze on sorrow, but it never involves your emotions.

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Emanuel Levy

Philip Seymour Hoffman gives a strong performance that slightly elevates this minor film (written by his brother) above its narrow scope and small-scale production.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

This is a film that succeeds on the strength of its acting, which is uniformly brilliant.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The script isn't very good; not even someone as gifted as Hoffman (the actor) can make it work.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

A bela performance de Hoffman é prejudicada pelo roteiro irregular, que o obriga a passar por mudanças súbitas e inexplicáveis, como se a necessidade de arrancar lágrimas do espectador fosse maior do que o interesse em buscar coesão para a história.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

A showcase for an actor's actor rather than as a drama that engages our hearts.

Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

By turns whimsical and disturbing, Love Liza is anchored by Philip Seymour Hoffman's persuasive performance.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Lays grief on with a thickness that smothers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
Despite him regularly being the support with smaller roles, Philip Seymour Hoffman was an actor that always grabbed my attention with his consistently excellent… More
Jeffrey Meyers
As illustrious as Philip Seymour Hoffman's career has become, Love Liza perhaps offers a hidden gem in his laudable career. In it he plays a distraught… More
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Jack Kehler DIRECTED BY: Todd Louiso Following the unexplained suicide of his wife Liza, website designer Wilson Joel… More
Stephen Earnest
Wilson is upset. He's disheveled, confused, and angry. It's all in direct correlation with his wife's suicide. He's not really angry at… More
Drew Smith
It's interesting that I watched this movie right after Away From Her. Whereas the latter film explored heavy emotions like loss evenly and with purpose,… More
Mike T.
Philip Seymour Hoffman is truly one of the most skilled actors I've ever seen. This bizarre, funny and extremely tragic character piece is engaging the… More