• Studio: IFC
  • Release Date: Feb 11, 2011
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Feb 10, 2011
    91
    Never indulging in outright scare tactics or loose improvisation, the movie primarily works like an awkward narrative that plays with perspective.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Feb 10, 2011
    90
    Smartly written and flawlessly acted, Lovers of Hate is a Trojan horse, the kind of movie that begins so self-effacingly that we don't expect any surprises.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    Feb 9, 2011
    75
    If you were ever wondering what "Die Hard" would have been like if Neil LaBute directed it as an art film, prepare to enjoy Lovers of Hate.
  4. 70
    Lovers of Hate would be a family tragedy if the immature antics of the three characters didn't send you ping-ponging from sympathetic chuckles to guffaws of disgust.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Holcomb
    Feb 9, 2011
    70
    A 2010 Sundance favorite, this inventive (and inventively thrifty) character study from Austin indie stalwart Bryan Poyser never flinches from the intractable sibling resentment at its core.
  6. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Feb 9, 2011
    60
    It's a movie that doesn't inspire anything as passionate as love or hate.
  7. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    Feb 9, 2011
    60
    The movie is witty only on occasion. But it lingers in the mind, thanks largely to its trio of actors -- especially Alex Karpovsky.
  8. Reviewed by: James Greenberg
    Feb 9, 2011
    50
    Designed to make you laugh and squirm, Lovers of Hate does more of the latter.

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