Loving (2016)

From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 4, 2016
DVD Release Date: February 7, 2017
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Loving takes an understated approach to telling a painful -- and still relevant -- real-life tale, with sensitive performances breathing additional life into a superlative historical drama.

Tom Shone

What is radical about Nichols's film is the extent to which he focuses not on the legal fight and ensuing national attention but on the Lovings themselves.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It shows how far America has come in its views of race and equality - and how far is left to go.

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Luke Buckmaster

Loving offers much to draw from, but the greatest image we take with us is the same one on the poster: two lovers holding on, unwilling to let go.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

Nichols is one of today's finest rural storytellers, and he never wavers in his approach, going small where others would go grandiose. "Loving" is an exercise in restraint befitting the quiet couple at its center.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Watch how Edgerton's Joel, a stoic man of few words, puts an arm around Mildred without seeming to think about it, naturally wanting her near; watch how Negga lets her performance speak through her expressive eyes, always looking for Richard.

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Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

This could be the synopsis of a mediocre "inspirational" telemovie, but Nichols is a very deliberate artist, and Loving is as carefully made as anything he has done.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A beautiful film about daring to love, without fear or compromise.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

A resplendent and remarkably subtle, yet deeply affecting, drama about the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision that invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

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Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

It's a touching and honest film.

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Christian C
Nicely acted and directed, "Loving" tells the story of one of the biggest civil rights cases in U.S. history -- with hardly any reference to the… More
Mark Hobin
At the core of Loving are two performances that are flawlessly executed. Joel Edgerton as Richard is not the civil crusader you might expect. He's strong… More
KJ Proulx
With a true story as sensitive as this, it was imperative that the filmmakers took care in choosing the right aspects to showcase, as well as do an impeccable… More
Glenn Gaylord
SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE WARS - My Review of LOVING (3 Stars) Writer/Director Jeff Nichols (MUD, TAKE SHELTER, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL) makes slow, methodical… More
Nate Zoebl
Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred Loving (Ruth Negga) are a young couple deeply in love in the late 1950s. The only problem: he's white and she is black.… More
Bradley J
Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga turn in smartly modulated performances as Richard and Mildred Loving in a story as necessary as water. It's a tale often… More