Her Synopsis
A heartbroken writer (Joaquin Phoenix) develops a loving bond with his computer's operating system.
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100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It is a love story. Also a profoundly metaphysical meditation on what it means to be human. Also one of the more touchingly relevant movies...
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Sad, funny, and quietly alarming romance.
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100

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Her may be the most technologically astute movie since Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: a Space Odyssey.” And as the friendly ghost in the machine,...
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100

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Her argues that sometimes, crazy can be wonderful.
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100

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
At once a brilliant conceptual gag and a deeply sincere romance, Her is the unlikely yet completely plausible love story about a man, who...
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100

Variety

By Scott Foundas
What begins like an arrested adolescent dream soon blossoms into Jonze’s richest and most emotionally mature work to date, burrowing deep...
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100

Time

By Richard Corliss
Jonze creates the splendid anachronism of a movie romance that is laugh-and-cry and warm all over, totally sweet and utterly serious.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though set in the future, Her is a timely, soulful and plausible love story.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Her works as a real romance, and as a commentary on the ways technology connects everyone to the world but also isolates us from...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
Jonze's satiric, brave-new-world premise is undeniably clever, but it's also a bit icy emotionally.
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Her

By 2buzzby
Hated it! This is a story about a bunch of pathetic geek losers in the future that fall in love with their operating system. The ex-wife describes it best when she says that he couldn't maintain a...

Great film-scary future.

By naumt999
If you are one of the people who feel weary about going out with friends all staring at their phones as opposed to life which is actually passing by, then this movie shows an even sadder future. ...

Great idea, but...

By ray_and_robin
Joaquin was excellent and there were many interesting moments. But there were too many tedious moments also. Perhaps if it had been edited better I would have been more intrigued. I had no...

Clever

By rguido3
JP is great in this movie as a perpetually heartbroken soul people can relate to, even though the movie takes place in a "futuristic" LA. I thought the story itself was great - it brings up aspects...

What an Awesome Movie

By Finch45
Funny, Sad, Sweet, Interesting, shocking, I was into this movie every step of the way. I say go see it! * * * * * 5/5...

In the not too distant future

By rosenyny
This is an engrossing movie on multiple levels: how far can technology go in creating truely thinking machines, what happens when the human thought process is no match for what technology has created,...

beautiful.

By travmerritt
this movie is amazingly beautiful. Her asks many questions 'what is human' 'what has become of human interaction' and 'what is emotion.' The acting is suburb, whether you ever see the most...

Slow

By EsmereldaHortense
Interesting concept, but slow, too long, one note, writing is not very clever ( i.e., Theodore laughs at things Samantha says that aren't funny), Samantha is annoyingly cheerful and bland, and...

I was fooled by the NY Times review

By marknelkin
The New York Times gave this a great review. In fact it is a good one liner. Basically a boring movie. We lasted one hour, which was more than it deserved, and then walked out....

Brilliant and Timely

By WTruesmith
Best film of the year. Sensitve, proactive, and fascinating. Joaquin Phoenix is super and Scarlet Johanson is captivating. A film for our time like no other speaking to the connections we make...

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Rated R | For Language, Brief Graphic Nudity and Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Graceful, strange romance with intense moments of sexuality.
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