Ordinary Love

critic Reviews

, 93% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Led by strong performances from Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson, Ordinary Love wrings heartrending drama out of one couple's medical travails.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tom LongDetroit News
    This is a movie about resignation and perseverance and the non-showy essence of life and love.
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    Robert LevinNewsday
    An engaging and well-acted drama that finds catharsis and hope in a terrible personal ordeal.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Despite strong performances by Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson, the domestic drama offers little beyond recounting the steps of diagnosis and treatment.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Johanna SchnellerGlobe and Mail
    But here's the thing: Joan and Tom do come back from it. The couples who stay together figure out how to do that. Ordinary Love is an argument that, as hard as that is, it's worth it.
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    It's a bit like having a front row seat at being human.
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    Elizabeth MontgomeryArizona Republic
    "Ordinary Love" is not a movie solely about cancer. It is a raw, on-screen adaptation of what hundreds of couples experience when their limits are tested - physically, mentally and romantically.
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    Richard PropesTheIndependentCritic.com
    It's a film about an ordinary love that is truly extraordinary.
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    Andrew GaudionTHN
    An understated, exceptionally performed look at a very real relationship going through one of the hardest times a couple can go through.
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    Tom BeasleyVultureHound
    The devil is very much in the detail here, mostly avoiding the sensationalist clichés of the disease drama in favour of more nuanced and, yes, ordinary elements.
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    John SerbaDecider
    This isn't an extraordinary story (but you knew that; read the title) but the relationship here is absolutely extraordinary.
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