I Am Love Synopsis
A woman (Tilda Swinton) has a liberating affair with her son's business partner.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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The Hollywood Reporter

By Natasha Senjanovic
An ambitious film, and Guadagnino deserves praise for the risks he takes here.
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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...
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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...
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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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Weak, boring, self-indulgent attempt at art film-making.

By lovefilmIDO
Not worth the actors' time, and certainly not worth seeing. This was a budget run amuck, a director and writer out of control. One of the worst things I've seen in years. Don't bother....

I am Love: A Wonderful Film!

By Mamarazzi
Aesthetically, this was a beautiful film. Location, sets, food and clothing are all characters in this movie. It's also well acted and touching. We won't spoil the plot, but towards the end, the...

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By Damun
Tilda Swinton is the perfect Milanese sauce. See it if you admire nuance, complexity, food, and the sometimes torturous emotions of contemporary life. This film is a Bolero. It starts slowly....


By angievouyer
Can someone with a master's degree explain what the ending was really all about. The movie goes along just fine and interesting until the famous UHKA Soup was made by the son's best friend, (a recipe...


By whitegoldenretriever
A gorgeous, fascinating movie for grown-ups. Excellent!...

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By looneytunes12
This is a very very bad movie. It's story line in straight out of "Dallas" or "Days of Our Lives"...rich dysfunctional family with business and personal conflicts and woman who has everything (Tilda...

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By Charles Berky
The best movie of the year. Great acting, great camera work, great scenery, great story....

Italian Aristocracy Has Problems

By rploehn
A beautifully shot film in Italian with easy subtitles with plenty of time to read them. A slice of the aristocracitc life, joys, sorrows and sex....

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By barbara29
I was disappointed because it appeared to be a sampler of different acting and photographic techniques that may be requested of a new student in film school to familiarize them with cinematic...

Engrossing, erotic drama light years ahead of most movies out now

By Cfordphd
Beautiful, talented actors, gorgeous settings and cinematography highlight this story about the conflicts that arise when passion is aroused. The pace is measured and lyrical, and though the plot is...

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Rated R | For sexuality and nudity