The Photograph

critic Reviews

73% Fresh Tomatometer Score73%
  • Gorgeous visuals, an affecting love story, and simmering chemistry between Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield keep The Photograph solidly in focus.
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    Lana StanczakFilm Inquiry
    Ultimately, the film falls flat. The actors involved and Meghie herself are all capable of much more than the movie gives them to do.
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    Rachel Wagnerrachelsreviews.net
    If you are into romances The Photograph is a well executed film I definitely recommend.
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    Nate AdamsThe Only Critic
    Aside from Robert Glasper's solid jazz infused score, "The Photograph" leaves a minimal impression, and will likely fade in the distance as time marches on.
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    Sharronda WilliamsPay Or Wait
    While The Photograph's leads may not sell its audience on the romance, the exploration into generational love is truly the heart of the film.
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    Dana BarbutoThe Patriot Ledger
    "The Photograph" is a Stanfield state of mind.
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    Asher LubertoThe Playlist
    No amount of champagne, pretty faces and New York real estate porn can turn dull lovers and a dramatic lack of focus into a pretty picture.
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    Robin CliffordReeling Reviews
    The feel good, happily ever after tale benefits from its supporting cast, especially Lil Rei Howery, as Mike's brother Kyle, and his wife Asia (Teyonah Parris)
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    Jonita DavisThe Black Cape
    'The Photograph' is unapologetic, unproblematic, and imperfect in all the ways that Black folk were often not allowed to be.
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    Matt BrunsonCreative Loafing
    Chances are audiences will fall in love with the stars' relaxed and natural chemistry. It's just a shame their romance is trapped in a movie as staid as this one.
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    Jim JudyScreen It!
    it is nice to see a regular romantic drama showcasing African-American characters as there really aren't that many nowadays and the romance feels authentic. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available)
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