88

New York Observer

Lovelace may be a movie about a porn star, but it’s not pornographic. At least, not sexually.
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
While “Lovelace” falters a bit, it remains a memorable, unflinching indictment.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Perfectly capturing the tenor of the times and the grimy underworld of the porn industry, Lovelace is the kind of movie you’ll appreciate and respect but never enjoy.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Even if a quarter of what Boreman claimed was true, she had a lot more coming to her than a sympathetic hearing and much prettier actress playing her onscreen. She practically deserved an apology from the male sex, and that, in a way, is what this movie is.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Given all the ways a project like this could have gone wrong, the result is surprisingly good on several fronts, beginning with a shrewd structure that fosters an intelligent dual perspective on the public and private aspects of the Deep Throat phenomenon.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Cameo appearances by everyone from James Franco (as Hugh Hefner, putting the moves on Lovelace at her own premiere) to Hank Azaria (as a film "investor") dot the grimy landscape.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Melissa Maerz
Seyfried works hard for your empathy, with the same naïveté that helped secure Boreman's rep as the ''sexy Raggedy Ann.'' And Sarsgaard is perfect for this role, oozing '70s sleaze in all its mustache-smoothing glory. But even they can't add depth to this sad story.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Lovelace is a lackluster, skin-deep biopic.
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40

Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
Lovelace, ahem, blows it. The narrative rewind gives us new facts and a whole heap of crying scenes, but no added insight into Linda's mind—she's still as empty as an inflatable toy.
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30

Variety

By Rob Nelson
Reducing an immensely disturbing, politically byzantine tale to a series of cartoonish vignettes, this celeb-studded biopic squanders a gutsy performance by Amanda Seyfried.
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51 out of 100
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