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About the Movie
In 1958, in the state of Virginia, the idea of interracial marriage was not only considered to be immoral to many, it was also illegal. When Richard (Joel Edgerton, Black Mass) and Mildred (Ruth Negga, World War Z) fall in love, they are aware of the eyes staring at them and the words said behind their backs. It is when they get married, however, that words and looks become actions, and the two are arrested. The couple decide to take their case all of the way to the Supreme Court in order to fight for their love in this passionate and gripping drama that critics are calling "a masterpiece." – Jason Gorber, ScreenAnarchy.com
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 208
- Fresh: 185
- Rotten: 23
- Average Rating: 7.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: What is radical about Nichols's film is the extent to which he focuses not on the legal fight and ensuing national attention but on the Lovings themselves.
Fresh: I like this movie a lot, but it may be too intimate, too slow for some moviegoers. The approach feels organic and wholly intentional, though ...
Fresh: Intimate, moving and superbly underplayed, "Loving" is every bit as soft-spoken and subtly implacable as its protagonists.
Fresh: Effectively acted and occasionally moving, the film both benefits from and is undermined by writer/director Jeff Nichols' no-frills approach to the circumstances leading up to the court case.
Great movie that is more true than "Hollywoodized"
This movie is not an exciting movie. I believe it truly captures the family that it is representing. They were quiet people who wanted to live in peace. It is interesting to see how such a quiet family encouraged so much change.
Can I give it ten stars?
Gosh, it pulled at my heartstrings and almost ripped my heart out of my chest ... great movie, great acting ... I was a little leery at what they would fill two hours with ... but they did it and did it well.
A Love story that changed history
Excellent film. I heard about this historic couple a few years ago. It took courage to right for their right to be married. The actors brought this story to life. Highly recommend 👍🏾👍🏾