Box Office - 05/25/2012 4 stars out of 5 -- "With its long takes, diegetic music and intimacy, LOVE's emotional impact builds like snowflakes to the avalanche....The camerawork is also sublime..."
Total Film - 12/01/2012 5 stars out of 5 -- "In place of Haneke's signature nihilism and austerity come warmth, nobility and, yes, love. The drama scars all the deeper for it."
Sight and Sound - 12/01/2012
"AMOUR emerges as a delicate and tender elegy for a lifetime of love."
Movieline - 12/12/2012
"It is, more than any of Haneke's previous work, infused with compassion, but of a sort that cuts like a knife."
Los Angeles Times - 12/18/2012
"AMOUR is a perfect storm of a motion picture, with an icy, immaculate director unexpectedly taking on deeply emotional subject matter..."
New York Times - 12/19/2012
"A masterpiece about life, death and everything in between..."
A.V. Club - 12/18/2012
"The subject of Michael Haneke's shattering AMOUR is right there in the title. It's about the indignities of growing old and the inevitability of death..." -- Grade: A
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/09/2013 4 stars out of 4 -- "[A]n unexpected kind of masterpiece by Haneke..."
Uncut - 01/01/2013
"This is moving, but not sentimental filmmaking."
USA Today - 01/16/2013
"AMOUR is full of incomparably beautiful and sad moments....AMOUR has a universal quality."
Rolling Stone - 01/17/2013 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[The actors] give performances of breathtaking power and beauty. Prepare for an emotional wipeout."
Empire - 03/28/2013 5 stars out of 5 -- "[U]ncomfortable, uncompromising, unflinching...and utterly unmissable."
An octogenarian couple find their love put to the ultimate test when one of them suffers a stroke, and the other must assume the role of the caretaker in this compassionate yet unsentimental drama from director Michael Haneke. Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) are retired classical-music teachers savoring their golden years in a comfortable apartment when Anne experiences a stroke that leaves her partially paralyzed. As devoted Georges struggles with the formidable task of becoming Anne's full-time caretaker, a visit from their adult daughter Eva (Isabelle Huppert) reaffirms just how secluded from society the highly educated couple have become since retiring.