Metacritic Movie Ratings
Lovelace Reviews

3.0

51

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard 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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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd 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

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael 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

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Lovelace is a lackluster, skin-deep biopic.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyMelissa 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

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJohn Anderson

    There aren't many bright spots in Lovelace, although one is Amanda Seyfried's intoxicating smile, and another is the retinal insult delivered by a 16mm projector flaring out at the audience during the movie's opening moments, and which feels like an accusation. It's the odd film that indicts you just for watching. But Lovelace is an eccentric piece of cinema, made by unlikely people.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Village VoiceAmy 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

    out of 100

    VarietyRob 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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