Love Story
Love Story (1970)

This distaff romantic tear jerker concerns a young couple who fall in love despite the objections of their families. Taken from Erich Segal's best selling novel, Jenny (Ali MacGraw) is the Radcliffe student of modest means who has… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 16, 1970
DVD Release Date: April 24, 2001
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

Ryan O'Neal gives the character of the neon scion a warmth and vulnerability entirely missing from the bestseller.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The only really depressing thing about Love Story is the thought of all of the terrible imitations that will inevitably follow it.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

If you're going to make a serious tearjerker, somebody's got to die. It's in the handbook of romantic platitudes.

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Variety Staff

Love Story is an excellent film.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Hiller earns our emotional response because of the way he's directed the movie.

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Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

Mega-hit of the 1970s is a real cringer today.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Dated before it was made.

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Empire Magazine

We all know what happens in the end so what's the bleeding point?

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Emanuel Levy

Guilty pleasure par excellence: How did this poorly-acted schmaltzy romantic melodrama ever get Best Picture Oscar nomination?

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
MAN! MAN! I didn't LOVE this movie, but I can certainly understand its cult status as the bitterest of the sweet, chocolate-shitting, daisy-vomiting… More
Red Lats
I better stop watching 40-year-old movies. When I see them today, they seem disappointing compared to today's movies, and there are a few of these… More
Jim Hunter
A preppie Harvard law student falls for a lower class music student. I don't know if "Love means never having to say you're sorry"… More
Conner Rainwater
It's exactly what it aspires to be, an extremely honest and believable romance drama. It has great dialogue and acting, the chemistry between Ryan… More
Aj V
The best romantic drama of the seventies! It's sweet, tragic, dramatic, intense, and very modern too. I loved it and if you like sad romantic dramas you… More
jay nixon
Puerile drama with one of the worst performances, by Ali MacGraw, ever recorded on film. Somehow this was an enormous hit in its day, the mind reels as to why… More