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The Lovers

5/10
Action . Adventure . Science Fiction . Romance
 

The Lovers is an epic romance time travel adventure film. Helmed by Roland Joffé from a story by Ajey Jhankar, the film is a sweeping tale of an impossible love set against the backdrop of the first Anglo-Maratha war across two time periods and continents and centred around four characters — a British officer in 18th century colonial India, the Indian woman he falls deeply in love with, an American present-day marine biologist and his wife.

 
Actors: Mahesh Jadu , Atul Kulkarni , Steve Nicolson , Shane Briant , Tehmina Sunny , Abhay Deol , Bipasha Basu , Alice Englert , Tamsin Egerton , Simone Kessell , Josh Hartnett
Directors: Roland Joffé
Country: BELGIUM , INDIA , AUSTRALIA
Release: 2015-02-13
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  • Graham Fuller

    Suckers for romance likely won’t complain, but this Josh Hartnett time-travel epic is nuts.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Ben Kenigsberg

    [An] inert, exasperatingly proportioned phantasmagoria from Roland Joffé.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Michael Rechtshaffen

    There's a veil of artifice clinging to every aspect of The Lovers, a thoroughly unconvincing time-traveling epic costume drama pairing a miscast Josh Hartnett and Bollywood beauty Bipasha Basu.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Inkoo Kang

    Bring a notebook and some tissues — the mission to protect the queen becomes a tangle of shifting alliances between local and British forces that might require visual aids, while the snail-slow realization of gloomy prophecies may well tear you up in boredom.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Glenn Kenny

    The scenic cinematography by Ben Nott is often beautiful, which distracts, at times, from the fact that the storyline is both convoluted in the most gratuitous way possible and that it’s enacted in the most unengaging way imaginable.

    RogerEbert.com Full Review
  • David Ehrlich

    Forget that The Lovers doesn’t have the courtesy to be fun; no cosmic romance should be so deeply afraid to shoot for the stars. As one of the film’s many forgettable characters so eloquently puts it, “This stinks worse than an oyster’s fart.”

    Time Out New York Full Review
  • Clayton Dillard

    A shamelessly derivative and preposterous would-be blockbuster that goofily fashions itself as a sweeping romance, time-travel sci-fi tale, and gallant period piece all at once.

    Slant Magazine Full Review
  • Rex Reed

    An idiotic bore called The Lovers has so little connection with anything professional that it’s hard to believe it was written and helmed by the same man. It’s so deadly and unintentionally funny (I hope) that it practically defies description.

    New York Observer Full Review
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