80

The Guardian

By Damon Wise
An incredibly provocative piece of work, featuring a brave and vulnerable performance by Naomi Watts (who seems perhaps a little too young) and a career-high acting masterclass from Robin Wright (who is cast perfectly).
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63

RogerEbert.com

Adore is, as my late mother would say in describing Sidney Sheldon novels, "good trash."
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
As edgy female wish-fulfillment fantasy, showing that fantasy’s consequences, Adore engrosses and engages, never titillates and never betrays even the tiniest hint of revulsion.
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60

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
It falls to Wright and Watts to shoulder the heavy lifting here, and they do so with as much grace as the plot will allow. Adore isn’t the feminist medication Fontaine probably means it to be, but it’s not the unintentional laugh riot it could have been in lesser hands, either.
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
You can barely stifle a laugh, and the way Wright and Watts deliver rote, morally searching dialogue with deer-in-the-headlights stoicism (“We’ve crossed a line,” Lil blankly notes) doesn’t help matters.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Trying to be provocative with a capital "P," Anne Fontaine's Adore undermines itself by provoking unintended laughs.
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45

NPR

By Ella Taylor
To begin with, how painful is it to watch actors as intelligent as Naomi Watts and Robin Wright mug their way through the story of two hard-bodied middle-aged Australian besties hitting the sack with one another's teenaged sons?
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Adore has the distinction of featuring some of the most laughable dialogue in any movie this year.
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30

Variety

By Justin Chang
A ludicrous melodrama that begs to be handled as an over-the-top sex farce is instead treated with the solemnity of a wake, albeit one with a rather lenient dress code.
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30

Village Voice

The disparity between the inherently trashy appeal of the story and the self-serious way it's presented cripples much of the potential for enjoyment. The setup screams pulp, but the film doles out stately drama.
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37 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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