• Released
  • February 11, 2011
  • NR , 1 hr 33 min
  • Comedy Drama
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91

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Never indulging in outright scare tactics or loose improvisation, the movie primarily works like an awkward narrative that plays with perspective.
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90

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Smartly written and flawlessly acted, Lovers of Hate is a Trojan horse, the kind of movie that begins so self-effacingly that we don't expect any surprises.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
If you were ever wondering what "Die Hard" would have been like if Neil LaBute directed it as an art film, prepare to enjoy Lovers of Hate.
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70

Boxoffice Magazine

By Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Lovers of Hate would be a family tragedy if the immature antics of the three characters didn't send you ping-ponging from sympathetic chuckles to guffaws of disgust.
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70

Village Voice

A 2010 Sundance favorite, this inventive (and inventively thrifty) character study from Austin indie stalwart Bryan Poyser never flinches from the intractable sibling resentment at its core.
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
It's a movie that doesn't inspire anything as passionate as love or hate.
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60

Variety

By Rob Nelson
The movie is witty only on occasion. But it lingers in the mind, thanks largely to its trio of actors -- especially Alex Karpovsky.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By James Greenberg
Designed to make you laugh and squirm, Lovers of Hate does more of the latter.
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72 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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