• Released
  • August 9, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 33 min
  • Documentary
    Drama
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Lovelace Synopsis
In 1972—before the internet, before the porn explosion—Deep Throat was a phenomenon, starring Linda Lovelace.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rated R | For Strong sexual content, nudity, language, drug use and some domestic violence.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids Reverent portrait of porn star has nudity, language, more.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF