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Ovid and the Art of Love (2020)

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The young Ovid enrages the brutal emperor by writing a provocative guide to love and runs for his life. Set in a world filled with togas, hip-hop, sneakers, oration, and poetry slams (think Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet or Hamilton), this film follows the life of the popular, witty, and controversial Roman poet, set in a lively mash-up of contemporary Detroit and ancient Rome.

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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

There's more text than texture in "Ovid and the Art of Love," which hints intriguingly throughout at resistance to a ruling American culture of hypocritical conservatism and sex-negativity - but it leaves a lot between the lines.

May 22, 2020 | Full Review…
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Sometimes it's too corny for its own good, but it believes deeply in its own take on the historical figure, and effectively layers 31 BC Rome on top of contemporary Detroit.

May 19, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Overall, it's a great film that I enjoyed, so, please check out Ovid and the Art of Love when you get a chance. It's definitely worth two hours of your time.

June 13, 2020 | Full Review…

We're forced to meet a text between where it's from - or what it's depicting - and the place we sit or stand. The blend ends up being... enough to give this feature life - if not quite enough of it for its nearly two-hour length.

May 15, 2020 | Full Review…

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