Two Lovers

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33

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Critic Reviews

  1. Director James Gray is best known for hard-edged dramas like "Little Odessa," so it's surprising to find he has such a well-developed romantic side. This isn't your average date-night flick, though.
  2. 60
    This is a gentle, understated character-driven piece that has more in common with European romantic dramas than those made in this country as a rule.
  3. Reviewed by: Angie Errigo
    60
    Fine performances -- notably from Phoenix -- still don't make this an easy sell. But it is atmospheric, accomplished and intense.
  4. 58
    Phoenix makes an interesting case of Leonard's twitchiness and mooning, but neither Paltrow nor Shaw is particularly credible as a Brooklynite, and Rossellini and Moshonov seem like they've wandered in from another film altogether.
  5. 50
    Touching in its absurdity, the movie is what the French, if they didn't love Gray so much, might term agréablement ridicule.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Feb 21, 2012
    9
    One of the most beautiful love dramas in the recent years with great performances of an actors playing grown up but emotionally immatureOne of the most beautiful love dramas in the recent years with great performances of an actors playing grown up but emotionally immature characters.some people are dismissing this film by saying that these characters act like teenagers but that's exactly what makes this film stand out,cause people like this do exist. Full Review »
  2. MasterO
    May 4, 2009
    10
    Gorgeous and affecting movie. The only reason I could knock it is because it's tough to believe that two women would fall all over Gorgeous and affecting movie. The only reason I could knock it is because it's tough to believe that two women would fall all over themselves for a thirty-something dry-cleaning heir who lives with his parents-- but I guess that is one of those "he's Juaquin Phoenix, he's hot enough to make it happen" moments. Great movie. Full Review »
  3. RudyM.
    Feb 19, 2009
    10
    Simply wonderful, the best movie of the decade since Lost In Translation.