Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Alissa Simon
    Jun 19, 2014
    70
    Like “Boogie Nights,” Miss Lovely offers a visually stunning evocation of a disreputable subculture, although it lacks that pic’s rooting dramatic interest.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jun 17, 2014
    70
    Rife with jealousy, treachery, and violence, it's a stylish portrait of the tangled relationship between cinematic and real-world sleaze.
  3. Reviewed by: Josh Kupecki
    Jun 25, 2014
    67
    Elliptical, authentic, and with a strong palate of visual flair, Miss Lovely can be a confusing concoction at times, but it is never boring.
  4. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Jun 18, 2014
    63
    An explosion of images, mixing seedy, hand-held reality with groovy grindhouse imitations. Most of the shots are vivid, some are even thrilling.
  5. Reviewed by: Stephen Dalton
    Jun 19, 2014
    50
    Ahluwalia has striven for a very self-consciously arty aesthetic here, more Gus Van Sant than Michael Mann. This is a commendably bold way to approach material that might otherwise have drifted into routine lowlife crime-thriller territory, but it also drains a rich story of narrative momentum and emotional punch.
  6. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Jun 19, 2014
    50
    Though not pretentious, his film feels a tad overthought, held back somehow by a stubborn, dour obscurity clouding its freshly realized, lurid milieu.
  7. Reviewed by: Martin Tsai
    Jun 19, 2014
    50
    Miss Lovely does exude an air of authenticity... But much of the film remains underdeveloped.
  8. Reviewed by: David Ehrlich
    Jun 17, 2014
    50
    Ahluwalia’s commitment to accurately capturing the era’s aesthetic almost compensates for his failure to mine a good story from a great setting.
  9. Reviewed by: Glenn Heath Jr.
    Jun 15, 2014
    25
    The women of the film certainly deserve better, as they're often relegated to the role of victim, harmed or murdered simply to propel the plot along.

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