Love and Death on Long Island Synopsis
An infatuated Briton (John Hurt) pursues a two-bit American actor (Jason Priestley).
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Hurt gives an astonishingly sensitive and funny performance as the bedazzled intellectual, and first-time filmmaker Kwietniowski unfolds...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A highly original Death in Venice-scented comedy drama written and directed with flair by British feature novice Richard Kwietniowski.
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New York Magazine (Vulture)

Writer-director Richard Kwietniowski has never made a feature before, but this debut effort is a triumph, a buoyant and elegant achievement...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
These opening scenes of Love and Death on Long Island are funny and touching, and Hurt brings a dignity to Giles De'Ath that transcends any...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
The height of drollery, a cheeky ode to the liberating power of popular culture, and a fascinating look at an old dog learning some new...
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San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
The script, by director Richard Kwietnioski and adapted from the Gilbert Adair novel, is poignant and well constructed.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

It is a slight, charming, filmic oddity, well acted and intelligently written
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By James Berardinelli
Despite the many laughs Love and Death offers, it never takes cheap shots. It has a vibrant, beating heart - and that makes the comedy all...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Directed with style and wit by London filmmaker Richard Kwietniowski, who makes his feature debut here, Love and Death is an off-kilter...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The interactions between the raspy-voiced Hurt and various shallowly cheerful Americans are genuinely charming and dynamic.
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Rated PG-13