|LOVING (director/writer: Jeff Nichols; cinematographer: Adam Stone; editor: Julie Monroe; music: David Wingo; cast: Ruth Negga (Mildred), Joel Edgerton (Richard Loving), Will Dalton (Virgil), Nick Kroll (Bernie Cohen), Michael Shannon (Grey Villet), Marton Csokas (Sheriff Brooks), Jon Bass (Phil Hirschkop), Terri Abney (Garnet), Alano Miller (Raymond); Runtime: 123; MPAA Rating: PG-13; producersNancy Buirski/Ged Doherty/Sarah Green/Colin Firth/ Marc Turtletaub/Peter Saraf; Focus; 2016)|
|"Inspirational true love story."
by Dennis Schwartz
This historical drama of injustice deserves telling, especially in these racially charged times.
Both subjects are now deceased. What the film does really well is express the love they had for each other, the pain of this long ordeal in the courts and the hardship of moving away from their families to Washington, D.C. just in order to live together.
Nichols passionately directs, while the performances by Negga and Edgerton are tender and outstanding. Though the heartfelt film is always decent and meaningful, it nevertheless isn't exceptional or exciting.
REVIEWED ON 12/9/2016 GRADE: B
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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