New movies are few and far between these days. And even when a new movie comes to streaming or paid VOD, it lately has been animated family fare like Scoob! or Trolls World Tour, mainly to help families who are looking for distractions during the time of social distancing. Michael Showalter’s The Lovebirds, though, is finally here to make grown ups laugh. The movie was due to have a global premiere at South By Southwest. That because a delayed release date, and now it’s going to Netflix.
But is it any good? Reviews dropped today, starting with our own analysis from CinemaBlend Film Critic Eric Eisenberg. He praised the chemistry between leads Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae. He writes:
Over at IGN, Kristy Puchko makes comparison to the underrated Game Night when praising the structure of The Lovebirds:
Joey Magidson of Hollywood News also finds a lot to love (get it?) about the Lovebirds leads, going so far as to say:
Bold claim! But at the moment, the movie has a 100% Fresh grade on Rotten Tomatoes, though it’s early in the game. Since there’s nothing but positivity out there at the moment for The Lovebirds, let’s conclude on Film Racket’s 3-star review, which claims:
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