Lovelace Reviews: Does Porn Biopic Do the Story Justice?

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Starring Amanda Seyfried, Lovelace tells the behind the scenes story of the first porn feature film, Deep Throat, and the heartbreaking story of its star, Linda Lovelace.

There's no doubt that Linda Lovelace found success in the world of porn. Will her biopic fare the same?

It has big competition this weekend so check out these Lovelace reviews and compare them to Matt Damon's Elysium reviews and make your movie going decisions from there!

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The familiar arc is complete, the grisly elements all ring true. But somehow it all feels too surface, too easy. Why, why, why? There must have been more. - Tom Long, Detroit News

There's a lot in this story about victimization and agency that Mr. Epstein and Mr. Friedman never satisfactorily address. - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

Amanda Seyfried delivers a fearless and sympathetic portrayal of the young woman who is led into very dark places by a smooth-talking hustler played by Peter Sarsgaard. - Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin's Picks

Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman settle for a titillating, exploitative snapshot instead of a fully rounded portrait. - Adam Nayman, Globe and Mail

Lovelace" is a well-made but grim film. - Richard Roeper, RichardRoeper.com

Seyfried's haunted performance is terrific, but the movie is a mess. - Chris Hewitt, St. Paul Pioneer Press

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