A man (Rhys Ifans) obsesses over a science professor (Daniel Craig) who helped him save a boy in a runaway hot-air balloon.
" A fatal lack of character development dooms Enduring Love as little more than a fleeting curiosity. "
" Penhall's screenplay captures the emotional isolation that grips people touched by cataclysm. "
" Full of hot air. "
" Compelling but uneven drama. "
" Enduring Love is better in parts than as a whole. Ultimately, the film has too many jagged edges. "
" Filmmaker Roger Michell doesn't so much adapt Ian McEwan's fine novel Enduring Love, a surgically precise anatomy of romance and obsession, as eviscerate it and wave its entrails before the audience. "
" This drama about love, catastrophe and obsession raises a lot of questions but leaves it to viewers to provide most of the answers. "
" It flutters around fitfully, still filled with air, then falls in a deflated heap in the corner. "
" It's heady stuff, though stretched too far for convenience. "
" Though Ifans has the splashier role, Craig, last seen in Michell's previous film, 2003's equally provocative The Mother, is outstanding as a man whose philosophy cannot be reconciled with his feelings. "
" With a power that resonates, Enduring Love captures that sense of lives blown apart by a sudden gust. "
" Does a fine job of slowly racheting up the psychological tension. "
" It's not entirely satisfying, but it's too intriguing to dismiss. "
" It walks the line between romantic piety and utter tastelessness, opting to be a cheap potboiler only after it's run out of ways to seem profound. "
" Most movies remain at the top level of action: They are about what happens. A few consider the meaning of what happened, and even fewer deal with the fact that we have a choice, some of the time, about what happens and what we do about it. "
" The movie's ace in the hole is Rhys Ifans, whose scraggly looks and ability to play daft make him perfect as the delusional Jed. "
" It's a genuinely intriguing thriller and a mystery with a most rewarding conclusion. "
" Well-meaning, yet listless. "
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