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Call Me by Your Name Reviews

March 25, 2020
A modern-day Visconti, Italian director Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love) grants us entry into a world not only of wealth but of culture, which can be just as liberating.
August 27, 2018
Call Me By Your Name survives because of poignant screenwriting, keen directing, and tender acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 8, 2018
The characters' beauty and intellectual perfection is so consummate that I couldn't entirely believe that these people actually had genitals-that they could ever sweat or incur sunburn.
February 12, 2018
This is a beautiful film -- one that is startlingly real. It feels so blisteringly sensual and in the moment, that it's almost impossible to ignore.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 1, 2018
"Call Me By Your Name" can be considered an idealistic film, but that's only natural for something about young people experiencing something wonderful for the first time.
December 29, 2017
This coming-of-age love story is all texture, tone and nuance...Luca Guadagnino has made a lovely cinematic feather. And it floats down beautifully, riding a soft breeze of melancholy and grace.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 22, 2017
Hammer is exceptionally fine in the film... while Chalamet is perfect as the indecisive youth who is drawn to this exotic stranger in ways he himself can't fully comprehend.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 22, 2017
It's a story less about the characters involved than it is about the dynamics between them, a late addition to the Symposium's accounts of the great god Love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 21, 2017
"Call Me By Your Name" is a visually stunning coming-of-age story that boasts a star-making performance by Chalamet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 21, 2017
A love affair is inevitable, but Guadagnino doesn't skim over Elio's prolonged longing, which is what makes Call Me by Your Name most potent as a coming-of-age picture, not a mere romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 21, 2017
Despite all its pain, love is always worth it, the film argues-and makes you believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 21, 2017
The film is beautifully shot and the performances are outstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 21, 2017
You may not realize how strong the acting is until you replay the movie in your head later.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 20, 2017
Chalamet is a revelation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 20, 2017
It's a piercing glimpse of a young man's bright, confounding first love, the kind of love that brings disorientation and rhapsody.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 19, 2017
Slowly, as if in a delicate tango, the two move toward each other, and "Call Me By Your Name" becomes the story of a connection, both sexual and emotional.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 19, 2017
Few films handle coming of age with as much grace and humanity as Call Me By Your Name and the audience is as transformed by the experience as the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 15, 2017
Call Me by Your Name is a perfect, lazy, worry-free day, practically devoid of any real-world concerns and absolutely dripping with intellectual and artistic stimulation, and all manner of sexual enticement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 14, 2017
A complicated movie, erotic yet never graphic, heartfelt yet highly stylized. Chalamet delivers one of the year's best performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 14, 2017
One of the year's most romantic movies, and also one of the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 14, 2017
A spellbinding, almost ecstatically beautiful movie that gains even more heft and meaning in its final transcendent moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 14, 2017
"Call Me by Your Name" is enough to make you move to the town of Crema, even if your rational self realizes the director Luca Guadagnino trades in a heightened, miragelike state of mythic yearning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 13, 2017
"Call Me By Your Name" is transcendent in its first hour, communicating much through the camera's evocation of nature and the screenplay's clear yet subtle dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 8, 2017
It's a story of first love: impossible, impermanent, and passionate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 1, 2017
Luca Guadagnino's tale of budding gay romance in 1980s Italy is one of the most mesmerizing films of the year.
November 29, 2017
Luca Guadagnino's romantic drama Call Me By Your Name sneaks up on you -- by the end, it stings with the lingering ache of a late-summer sunburn.
November 29, 2017
Veteran director James Ivory, the screenwriter here, has adapted Aciman's novel with delicacy and discretion. Guadagnino's visual style, on the other hand, is so swoony that one might require a fainting couch.
Top Critic
November 28, 2017
The direction by Luca Guadagnino is reminiscent of Bertolucci's sensitivity at its best, the fabulous cinematography by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom rapturously captures the rich work of art that is Italy in summer, and the actors are to die for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 28, 2017
It's the rare movie that dares to show us what unconditional love is, not just from romantic interests, but also from the people who love us the most and know us the best.
November 27, 2017
Call Me by Your Name makes you remember how it felt to realize, as you became an adult, that your best experiences are ephemeral-that by the time you recognize an experience for what it is, it's already a memory.
November 27, 2017
Although it ends on a powerful, bittersweet chord, the movie is a bit too determinedly soothing for comfort.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 27, 2017
So assailed are we by reports of harmful pleasures, and of the coercive male will being imposed through lust, that it comes as a relief to be reminded, in such style, of consensual joy.
November 23, 2017
You don't just watch Luca Guadagnino's movies, you swoon into them.
November 22, 2017
... an aesthetic journey that pays off in a stunning third act when the endless summer quickens to light speed and is gone in a flash.
November 22, 2017
First love is as much about hesitancy as it is about exuberance, and Ivory and Guadagnino perfectly capture that sweet turmoil. This isn't just an instant LGBT classic; this is one of the great movie love stories, for audiences of all stripes.
November 22, 2017
... remarkable for how it turns literature into pure cinema, all emotion and image and heady sensation.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 22, 2017
Chalamet, a world away from his fine work in "Lady Bird," is a young actor to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2017
Call Me By Your Name is like a treasured artifact from your youth, back when withering looks from a first love felt like daggers to the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 22, 2017
The way it explores at length the sweet and sour aspects of first love is worth savoring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
November 22, 2017
Raw, and real, and profoundly, indelibly moving.
November 21, 2017
The small miracle of the movie isn't just that it tells a gay love story with such unreserved tenderness, but that it makes the fate of a romance not meant to last feel like much more than exquisitely framed filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 21, 2017
Filmed in luminous 35mm, as attentive to the colors and sounds of nature as it is to the beauty of art, architecture, and yes, Armie Hammer, this is the kind of movie you live in as much as watch.
November 21, 2017
One of the very best films of the year. Guadagnino, a master cinema sensualist, and his award-caliber actors Chalamet, Hammer and Stuhlbarg create a love story for the ages and a new film classic. Let it in.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 20, 2017
A lush and vibrant masterpiece about first love set amid the warm, sunny skies, gentle breezes and charming, tree-lined roads of northern Italy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 17, 2017
Languor, lust; yearning, yielding: Call Me by Your Name-a sexy, melancholy summer idyll directed by the supreme cine-sybarite Luca Guadagnino-lushly shows how desire is deftly articulated, even when not explicitly labeled or spoken.
November 16, 2017
There is no sin, it insists. There is just joy - and whether you find that in a cold glass of apricot juice or the warm embrace of a village beauty should matter to no one but you.
November 3, 2017
It's a rare remembrance of love that knows the heartbreak after is just as tied up in the experience as the joy during. More, perhaps.
November 3, 2017
Call Me by Your Name is more invitingly heartfelt and less baroque than the director's previous films, and skillfully captures ... the languor of the summer mood.
November 2, 2017
Chalamet, however, is mesmerizing in the film. He carries the weight of the emotional layers so beautifully and effortlessly.
November 2, 2017
The achievement of the director Luca Guadagnino is to create in the absence of any obvious opposition a picture that is still taut with inner tensions.
October 30, 2017
Call Me By Your Name is a very tasteful exercise. This is one of those movie environments that admits only the intelligent, the well-dressed and the culturally sophisticated.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 29, 2017
Chalamet, with his restless, impatient physicality and a face as sensual and sculpted as a fallen angel from a Caravaggio painting, is quite simply astonishing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 27, 2017
The camera pays an almost hyperreal attention to detail, poring over certain words and touches with the obsessiveness of an infatuated teenager.
October 27, 2017
What makes this film special? Aside from the fluid script, inventive camerawork and three uncanny songs by Sufjan Stevens, it's surely the acting, which seems scooped from the performers' marrow.
October 26, 2017
A mediocre film would use Elio's parents as a one-note backdrop to his affair: oblivious, disbelieving, disapproving or draconian. Here they are none of those things.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 26, 2017
What makes the film so magical is the extraordinary delicacy, formal daring and insight with which Guadagnino tackles such familiar material.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 26, 2017
Saturated with poetic languor and a deeply sophisticated sensuality.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 26, 2017
It's an incomparably lovely period romance, as warm and therapeutic as the sunlight that suffuses every frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 25, 2017
The film's genius is that it never settles into a steady track. Shots are often held too long or too short, by orthodox rules. Piano runs suddenly ambush the soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 25, 2017
A beautiful film about love and longing, one you'll want (and need) to watch again and again and again.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 9, 2017
A film that's at once light, joyful and emotionally devastating, with deeply affecting central performances. A full-hearted romantic masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 5, 2017
Not only offers a feast for your eyes, but also imagery so evocative it'll make your heart race and your fingers tingle with the memory of sun and touches from summers past.
October 5, 2017
There's something quite touching about watching Stuhlbarg in Call Me by Your Name eight years after his breakthrough in A Serious Man.
October 3, 2017
Call Me by Your Name is a fairly straightforward coming-of-age story that's at its finest in moments when the relationships take on larger meanings than their literal context implies, and Luca Guadagnino finds evocative aesthetic expressions for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2017
Italy has never looked so inviting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2017
It can try the patience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2017
First love has rarely been depicted as beautifully or as movingly as it is in Luca Guadagnino's Call Me By Your Name, an adaptation of the André Aciman.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
February 22, 2017
Stripped of the baggage that so often complicates and corrupts queer romance, Call Me by Your Name is allowed to flourish as an unfiltered evocation of the agony and ecstasy of first love.
February 14, 2017
Luca Guadagnino's film proves affecting as a chronicle of a young man learning to embrace his more emotional side.
February 2, 2017
In attaching sinuous style and casual sexiness to a universal ache, [Luca] Guadagnino has come away with real wisdom. Sweet and salty, his movie burns like a suntan.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
January 27, 2017
It's hard to think of many movies that have so successfully appealed to both the intellectual and the erotic since the heydays of Patrice Chéreau and André Téchiné.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 26, 2017
Unforgettable on every level, the kind of film that has the power to move and inspire.
January 26, 2017
A swirling wonder, a film about coming of age, about the secrets of youth, the magic of summer, the beauty of Italy.
January 25, 2017
A powerfully erotic and affecting love story, albeit one so closely and intimately observed that the term "slow burn" seems almost inadequate.
January 25, 2017
The final beats of Guadagnino's adaptation galvanize two hours of simmering uncertainty into a gut-wrenchingly wistful portrait of two people trying to find themselves before it's too late.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
January 24, 2017
Call Me By Your Name's erotic tension wouldn't crackle so loudly without the chemistry between its leads.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 23, 2017
It's a beautiful, supremely touching performance from Chalamet which gives this surprisingly safe story a deeply-moving purity.
January 23, 2017
It's not to be missed.
January 23, 2017
Guadagnino, most famous for the far splashier features I Am Love and A Bigger Splash, finds exactly the right tone for the material, which is understated and filled with paternal affection.
January 23, 2017
Even as he beguiles us with mystery, Guadagnino recreates Elio's life-changing summer with such intensity that we might as well be experiencing it first-hand.