• Released
  • February 15, 2013
  • NR , 1 hr 49 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
  • 16 Fan Ratings
90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The greatest fascination is watching these three people when they're planted firmly inside the frame, talking at cross-purposes while trying to perceive one another in the reflected light of their needs and risky assumptions.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
With an attention to the telling detail that one finds in a great short story, Kiarostami guides Takanashi and Okuno - and then Kase - through the mischievous and melancholy tale. It is quiet. It is lovely. And it will stay with you for a long time.
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88

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
If Like Someone in Love frustrates, it also has ineffable grace in the framing of Kiarostami’s long, languid shots, the changes he captures in the light, and the way the actors’ smallest movements become fascinating. This enigmatic study of identities built on social deceit offers more than easy answers ever could.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It's also gorgeously acted by all, and while this may not be one of Kiarostami's finest, the craftsmanship nonetheless is so high, it makes everything else currently in theaters look slovenly.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

The film's craziest, most easily mocked character emerges as the one most fully alive. Old Kiarostami, master of paradoxes, is set in his ways, but his ways are never set.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The new film is slender, and it plays obliquely with the style of the 20th-century Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu: simple shots of simple people revealing universal truths.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is playful and makes no easy moral judgments.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

The film constantly toys with the expectations of both its characters and the audience, transforming a classic three-way tale of mistaken identities into something much more mysterious and troubling.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Newcomers may be disappointed by such a slender effort, but fans of revered Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami will find plenty to appreciate in his observant followup to 2010’s acclaimed “Certified Copy.”
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Like Someone in Love is best suited to viewers already familiar with this extraordinary filmmaker's better work.
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76 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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