Lovelace Synopsis
In 1972—before the internet, before the porn explosion—Deep Throat was a phenomenon, starring Linda Lovelace.
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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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LoveLace (XXX--) 3/5 Stars

By monicasmith749
I understand the film, most Gen-X'ers may not. Like is a strong word?!? Tthe acting was Superior! Not for Kids under 17? (in todays age: 13)! The plot was detailed well. I'm a feminist, so I get it....

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By thedoctor777
Amanda Seyfried gives an outstanding performance for all to enjoy. She is riveting and brings the pain of Linda Lovelace to the screen. You know the storyline already so no need to explain that. The...

Acting was great... Story was so sad

By Loulu16
The acting and the portrail of Linda are well done and the movie itself is tasteful based on the topic. However, if you do not know the story, it is very sad......

Devastating

By Royelen
Although all the stars walking through is a bit distracting, it's a chilling story of how a woman's life is nearly ruined by an industry out to make a fortune on her. The acting is unexpected from a...

Nothing's gonna change the blasse summer movies so far!

By fijinz-all
We came away with only 1 conclusion, that it's good to know the life of Lovelace. The movie has not much else to offer. It pretty much portrayed her as a simpleton kind of a gal, got taken advantage...

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By pdhooked
Awful...

Cheap Production Values

By mrripley59
This movie could have been as good as Boogie Nights but the movie looks like it was put together very fast. Some scenes clearly do not look at all like Florida. Scenes were repeated and characters...

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Good movie, but...

By DarleneRH1
this can be very difficult to watch as a female. Warning if you're sensitive to physical and sexual violence on screen....

By wbrogan3
While I believe Lindsay Lohan would have been the better actress to play Lovelace, the movie as it is now is very good. I love biographies. While I do not agree with Linda bashing the porn industry...

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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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