First Love


Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. 75
    Wonderfully quirky love story.
  2. 70
    Probing the trust-based power games of a sadomasochistic dynamic, the movie is a reasonably thoughtful study of obsessive love.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    The atmosphere is once again black, creepy and unsettlingly elegant, lending this twisted tale of psychological dominance and submission a patina of anxiety and dread.
  4. The movie exaggerates a common dynamic between men and women.
  5. Reviewed by: Russell Edwards
    While engaging, pic eventually betrays itself as having a trivial attitude to its chosen subject, with a climactic scene that is genuinely, but inappropriately, amusing.
  6. Reviewed by: Brendan Bernhard
    The film, which is directed by Matteo Garrone (The Embalmer), could do with a bit more plot: It doesn't resolve so much as collapse in utter desolation.
  7. An elegantly told tale of obsession that, in failing to take on any larger meaning, rapidly becomes depressing to watch.

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