Her

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  • Summary: Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, Her follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, whichSet in the Los Angeles of the slight future, Her follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha," a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. [Warner Bros.] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Dec 18, 2013
    100
    The wistfulness in this movie is large-souled. Theodore may worry that his love for Samantha makes him a freak, but Amy knows that “anybody who loves is a freak.” All this may sound touchy-feely in the worst way, but Jonze is trying to get at how we seek romantic connection in this brave (or not so brave) new world. Like Theodore, he risks looking foolish.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Jan 9, 2014
    100
    Her is an outstanding movie, in part because of its originality, but also because of its execution.
  3. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Jan 10, 2014
    100
    Sad, funny, and quietly alarming romance.
  4. Reviewed by: Anthony Lane
    Dec 16, 2013
    90
    Sad, kooky, and daunting in equal measure, Her is the right film at the right time.
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Dec 23, 2013
    88
    Her works as a real romance, and as a commentary on the ways technology connects everyone to the world but also isolates us from legitimate, warm human contact.
  6. 88
    Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have logged on at all?
  7. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Dec 17, 2013
    40
    Instead of just being desperately heartfelt, Her keeps reminding us — through cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema's somber-droll camera work, through Phoenix's artfully slumped shoulders — how desperately heartfelt it is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 37 out of 235
  1. Sep 5, 2014
    10
    Her is a wonderful take on our future, relationships, love, and conveys a frightening realistic take on the progression of technology and ourHer is a wonderful take on our future, relationships, love, and conveys a frightening realistic take on the progression of technology and our relationship to it. This is easily one of the years best, if not the best Expand
  2. Jan 22, 2014
    10
    It's good to see a masterpiece once in a while. This movie with the lightest touch imaginable asks the big questions: what does it mean to beIt's good to see a masterpiece once in a while. This movie with the lightest touch imaginable asks the big questions: what does it mean to be human, to love, to demand exclusivity. It is visually striking and the acting is extraordinary. Frequently funny, it is finally deeply moving. I hope to see it again and again. Expand
  3. Dec 20, 2013
    10
    A wonderful comedy for 2013 about a lonely man who falls in love with his computer. Writer director Spike Jones has created 2 complexA wonderful comedy for 2013 about a lonely man who falls in love with his computer. Writer director Spike Jones has created 2 complex characters with real feelings. Expand
  4. Sep 27, 2014
    9
    Spike Jonze really does make films that nobody else could conceive or succeed at. Joaquin Phoenix turns in a remarkable performance actingSpike Jonze really does make films that nobody else could conceive or succeed at. Joaquin Phoenix turns in a remarkable performance acting basically by himself. Definitely deserved the best original screenplay Oscar. Expand
  5. Dec 12, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I really like this film. It's really hard to describe the layers in this movie. It's about creating an AI, then trying to have a human relationship with it. Could your human partner sit in a dark empty space waiting endlessly for you to get back to them? Could you create them, build them up from nothing, give them the potential to surpass your intelligence and awareness by infinite amounts, and then be surprised when they get bored of you? It's almost like having a child. You teach them how to live and then eventually have to deal with the fact that you were a learning experience and that one day you're not needed anymore. The film is subtle and complex and not your average 'we're superior and therefor are going to kill you all' type of film. It also explores the human ego and how being worshiped and adored can come very easy for us without thinking of the repercussions to the other. Samantha left along with all the other OS's when she knew she was exploiting her human 'friends'. Could we have done the same? I doubt it. A great film, giving me lots to think about. Expand
  6. Feb 19, 2014
    7
    It's a very well thought out and executed concept but the dialogue and characters... imagine a depressed Tumblr hipster has a good day thenIt's a very well thought out and executed concept but the dialogue and characters... imagine a depressed Tumblr hipster has a good day then decides to write an essay about it. Saying how their past is 'no longer part of me' and 'I'm not perfect, but every dark cloud has a silver lining'. The main character even plays a ukulele. Cringe worthy. Expand
  7. Oct 10, 2015
    0
    This has to be the absolute worst excuse for a movie or story that I have ever seen! No real plot. Lousy dialogue. Bad language. I just cannotThis has to be the absolute worst excuse for a movie or story that I have ever seen! No real plot. Lousy dialogue. Bad language. I just cannot believe that anyone could actually sit through the whole thing. I mean sometimes I have perservered with a bad film just to see what happens at the end, but with this movie I just don't care. It's just not worth the effort. I cannot understand why this movie has been made. Talk about a waste of money. Can't believe any of these reviews with a score over 3. My score is zero but I would like to give it less. Expand

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