100

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
I Am Love fuses the past with the changing future in a marvelous traditional narrative without a shred of the sloppy trends of contemporary filmmaking.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
An amazing film. It is deep, rich, human. It is not about rich and poor, but about old and new. It is about the ancient war between tradition and feeling.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It is not to everyone's taste. But if you like the lush film operas of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Douglas Sirk, or Luchino Visconti, this one's for you.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
If you're not in the mood, the whole thing will probably seem pretty silly. But if you are -- oh, if you are -- I Am Love may be the richest, tastiest truffle you're likely to savor all summer.
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80

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Bold, weird, and a little stalkerish in its intensity, Luca Guadagnino's third feature is an open cinematic buffet, as ready to satisfy as it is to displease, depending on your taste and appetite.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Though it's Swinton who grounds the film, Guadagnino is really telling the story of an entire family and their unquestioned way of life.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Natasha Senjanovic
An ambitious film, and Guadagnino deserves praise for the risks he takes here.
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65

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Despite the contrived climax, I Am Love has emotional power. The contrast between duty and passion is well-drawn, and Swinton's transition from winter matriarch to springtime lover is compelling, even if the circumstances are implausible.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The film is almost deliriously stylish, which helps mask the silliness. But the bellowing music, by John Adams, is infuriatingly intrusive -- which undoes the visual good.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
I Am Love casts no spell and creates no narrative urgency. It's as compelling as mildly interesting gossip about people you don't know.
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79 out of 100
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