Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Charlie Schmidlin
    Feb 27, 2013
    88
    This is Webber's flawed but treasured document of his son, an attempt to share a portrait of their developing relationship, and — later on — a chance for Isaac to see his dad's parental reflections captured on-screen.
  2. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Feb 27, 2013
    83
    Shot with tiny digital cameras to minimize the sense of intrusion, The End Of Love sometimes feels like a home movie, but that’s also the source of its strength.
  3. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Feb 28, 2013
    80
    An exceptionally intimate, human-scaled picture. It's also quite a special piece of work.
  4. Reviewed by: James Rocchi
    Feb 26, 2013
    75
    The End of Love is hardly a work of revelation. At the same time, it's surprisingly well-executed, nicely performed and manages to combine a warm and gentle sense of the rhythms of life with a cold and bright-eyed look at the world and its lead's flaws and character.
  5. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Feb 22, 2013
    70
    Webber’s key influence appears to be ultra-naturalistic contemporary European cinema, most specifically French, and The End of Love hits that mark often enough to make it affecting.
  6. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Feb 26, 2013
    67
    There are powerful ingredients here, certainly enough to create a deeply felt work, but The End of Love lacks the additional layers of storytelling necessary for Webber to make the audience feel as close to the material as he does to his son.
  7. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Feb 28, 2013
    60
    There is plenty of evidence that Webber has something significant to say, and the gifts with which to express himself. Once he’s ready to commit fully to his own vision, there’s no end to what he might accomplish.
  8. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Feb 26, 2013
    60
    It’s a kind of self-portrait made out of quotidian meals, naps and scattershot car-seat conversations, and though the loss that underlies Mark’s emotional state feels like a scripted conceit, The End of Love excels at conveying the moment-to-moment frustrations and exhilarations of being a dad.
  9. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Feb 27, 2013
    50
    There are some lovely and moving things here, but over the long haul it’s more like watching an hour and a half of someone’s weekend trip to Knott’s Berry Farm.
  10. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Feb 26, 2013
    50
    A mostly mundane single-father drama.
  11. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    Feb 22, 2013
    50
    Oddly overstuffed with cameos by bigscreen actors playing tongue-in-cheek versions of themselves, Webber's Los Angeles-set, microbudget dramedy delivers some rare and beautiful moments of daddy day-care, but its tone shifts more wildly than a preschooler's disposition and its narrative is stillborn.
  12. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Feb 28, 2013
    40
    Mr. Webber, a skilled actor, has not devised a narrative with sufficient momentum or tension to sustain much interest.
  13. Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    Feb 26, 2013
    30
    It's the kind of indie in which shrugging naturalism means nobody has a distinctive personality or energy, and the claustrophobic sense of young Industry workers collarbone-deep into their own navels is hard to shake.
User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 18, 2013
    5
    A very mild recommendation because there are some very good father and son moments, but the film does tend to drag. By the end you don't hateA very mild recommendation because there are some very good father and son moments, but the film does tend to drag. By the end you don't hate yourself for watching, but you don't mind it's over either. Full Review »