The Killing of Two Lovers

critic Reviews

, 92% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The Killing of Two Lovers unites deft direction and an artfully assembled cast in service of a powerful story.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    K. Austin CollinsRolling Stone
    There's terror at the heart of this movie, a terror that reaches far into the future of these peoples' lives. This is the sign that the myopia of the film's frame isn't a miscalculation. It is a judgment -- a predictive one
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    Kristy PuchkoPajiba
    The Killing of Two Lovers is a masterful portrait of male pain and the toxic masculinity that might make it dangerous.
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    Justin ChangLos Angeles Times
    The considerable power of this movie stems from those emotional contradictions and from Machoian's refusal to reconcile them easily or predictably.
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    Peter SobczynskiRogerEbert.com
    It's worth exploring for a number of reasons -- primarily the strength of Crawford's performance -- and those who do not have a problem with raw and unflinching dramas may indeed find it well worth watching.
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    Eric KohnindieWire
    It's a rare kind of movie magic to wrestle through this mess of a man and realize that the mysterious nature of his fate proves the only natural outcome, because no simple ending can do justice to a life bereft of easy answers.
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    Steve DavisAustin Chronicle
    Director/screenwriter/editor Machoian is firmly in control throughout The Killing of Two Lovers, deftly sustaining a slow-burn tension in this unflinching story of a disintegrating marriage.
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    Mae AbdulbakiScreen Rant
    The Killing of Two Lovers details a fractured marriage story, one that is intense, deeply compelling, and suspenseful in an uneasy and surprising way.
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    Joe FriarThe Victoria Advocate
    A couple's marriage is in the balance in one of the best films you'll see this year.
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    Jonathan W. HickmanThe Newnan Times-Herald
    "The Killing of Two Lovers" is a piercing take on universal marital struggles. It's an artful piece of cinema that maximizes the form combining it with genuine substance.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    Crawford's understated performance is captivating, while the atmosphere is appropriately unsettling.
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