Ordinary Love

critic Reviews

92% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score92%
  • Led by strong performances from Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson, Ordinary Love wrings heartrending drama out of one couple's medical travails.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Despite strong performances by Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson, the domestic drama offers little beyond recounting the steps of diagnosis and treatment.
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    Johanna SchnellerGlobe and Mail
    But here's the thing: Joan and Tom do come back from it. The couples who stay together figure out how to do that. Ordinary Love is an argument that, as hard as that is, it's worth it.
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    It's a bit like having a front row seat at being human.
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    Elizabeth MontgomeryArizona Republic
    "Ordinary Love" is not a movie solely about cancer. It is a raw, on-screen adaptation of what hundreds of couples experience when their limits are tested - physically, mentally and romantically.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    The film is too in denial of that tension to make anything meaningful from it. Still, there's something to be said for a movie that shines a light into matters of the heart without having to break yours completely.
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    Peter RainerFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    There's a generic aspect to it that I found off-putting for a film that touches so many nerves, but it is wonderful to see these two actors.
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    Brian OrndorfBlu-ray.com
    It's heartbreaking, but never calculating, paying close attention to character as it paints a larger portrait of health care and partnership.
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    Nate AdamsThe Only Critic
    Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville elevate this weepie cancer drama.
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    Isaac FeldbergFortune
    The film's main appeal lies in those two lead performances, both masterclasses in how to isolate notes of beauty and grace within the mundane and minute.
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    Luke ParkerVoiceBoxOffice
    Anybody who's had to deal with cancer on either side can see themselves in these characters
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