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6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13

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  1. Apr 8, 2013
    3
    Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami travels to Japan for this film about a young hooker who becomes involved with an old professor. Any movie that starts with a long, inert first scene is gonna be slow, but this one takes the prize. First is a restaurant with 2 locked-down cameras for 10 min. Second is in a cab for 15 min, while listens to 8 voicemail msgs. You get the idea. At one point the old man fell asleep behind the wheel of the car for more than a minute. All sequences take place in real time with static camera and low key performances. I had plenty of time to answer a few emails and not miss a thing (even in subtitles) and may be the only person in Richmond to see this. It does have a pretty surprising shaggy dog ending. Expand
  2. Lyn
    Aug 31, 2014
    3
    Why, exactly, does the elderly retired professor request a call girl? Why is he so taken by the girl, who is quite dim and vacant? Why doesn't he ask questions that would help him to actually understand her situation? You may or may not formulate theories to answer these questions, but in any case, no one in the movie seems to be "like someone in love."
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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

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  1. Positive: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Robbie Collin
    Jun 21, 2013
    100
    Like Someone in Love, is another miracle at close quarters. Its subject is the impossibility of intimacy in the modern world: chewy stuff, to be sure, but Kiarostami explores it with a depth and delicacy that recalls the Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu.
  2. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    Jun 17, 2013
    60
    Now practically an exile from his homeland, Kiarostami follows Certified Copy with another film-literate relationship drama with the enigmatic overtones of Hitchcock.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Posner
    Apr 11, 2013
    75
    A delicate pearl of a movie, Like Someone in Love is thus a meditative dance along the ambiguous borders of truth and illusion. What, Kiarostami seems to be asking, can we actually see? What can we definitively know? Far less than we think.