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  • Summary: two couples decide to explore the boundaries of their relationships by swapping partners. What starts as a fun, free-spirited ménage-a-4 experimentation full of sleepovers, shared vacations, and dinner parties soon turns into a hotbed of desire, anger, and confusion. As their arrangement leads them down an increasingly surprising and provocative path, the lovers begin to question their personal choices and lifestyles, leading to consequences none of them could foresee. (Oscilloscope Laboratories) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Mar 29, 2012
    50
    Too lazy and too scared to say anything pertinent about love, society and the human condition, Four Lovers is content to be a pleasant, mildly titillating divertissement with no meaning at all.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Weber
    Mar 26, 2012
    50
    This handsome mate-swapping drama never moves beyond the erotic to become incisive about the barriers built into sexual experimentation for committed couples.
  3. Reviewed by: Benjamin Mercer
    Mar 27, 2012
    50
    Cordier remains sensitive to the subtle shifts in the foursome's dynamics, but do we really need another handwringer about the perils of polyamory?
  4. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Mar 27, 2012
    40
    Close to a parody of a French sex drama - complete with bored, bourgie bed-swappers and a dull sense of amoral sophistication - this autopiloted import does no favors to the legacies of Truffaut and Godard.
  5. Reviewed by: J.R. Jones
    Apr 5, 2012
    40
    Inevitably, however, this oh-so-cosmopolitan setup gradually devolves into resentment, messy romance, and marital strife.
  6. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Mar 30, 2012
    38
    Antony Cordier's Four Lovers offers only dull characters playing for extremely low stakes.
  7. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Apr 4, 2012
    38
    You know there's something wrong with a sex movie when the good parts are the dialogue.
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