Love Liza Synopsis
A man (Philip Seymour Hoffman) searches for answers regarding his wife's suicide.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Hoffman's acting is poignant and compassionate, etching a profoundly sad character with no trace of compromise, and Bates gives one of her...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A downbeat but oddly affectionate tale.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
An oddly endearing little chamber piece that provides a terrific showcase for Hoffman, surely the best actor who has never been nominated...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie proceeds with a hypnotic relentlessness that hesitates between horror and black comedy.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It's a great performance that's a horror to watch. Of all the bleak year-end movies, Love Liza is the bleakest; of all the sad characters...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Does have the enclosed, slightly overheated feel of a family theatrical.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Because the movie is about addictive behavior dulling the pain of grief rather than in the larger drama of dealing with grief, the movie...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Everyone's work is heartfelt, heaven knows, but the script, by Mr. Hoffman's brother, Gordy Hoffman, gives the movie's star little but...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Hoffman acts the hell out of the role.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Hoffman stores the plane fuel in his house and even enjoys sniffing it. The movie might be a lot more fun as a suspense pic were he to take...
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Rated R | For Brief Nudity, Language and Drug Use