Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. It looks to be clean and pure and without artifice, even though it is possibly as sophisticated as any commercial American movie ever made.
  2. 100
    The interesting thing is that Hiller has saved the movie without substantially changing anything in the book.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    Love Story is actually better than Segal's previously released best-seller (written from his screenplay in order to promote the film). But then that's not saying much.
  4. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    It is generally successful on all artistic levels, propelled by the best-selling Erich Segal novel written from the original screenplay.
  5. Reviewed by: Stefan Kanfer
    "What can you say about a 25-year-old girl who died?" You can say that her movie, though soapy, is better than her silly book.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Aug 25, 2014
    Simple and passionate. Arthur Hiller attempts to create the supreme love story with flawless romance mixed with the realities of anger. They've clearly titled this one for a reason; they achieved THE Love Story. Full Review »
  2. Mar 4, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Love is never having to say "I am going to make you watch this movie. Honestly, one of the worst ever. My cousin laughed hysterically when she was dieing. Full Review »