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Her

2013
Romance
Comedy
2h 6m
A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly-purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need. (imdb)
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Her

2013
Romance
Comedy
2h 6m
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Rated 16 Mar 2014
97
95th
This was a really really great movie. It is Spike Jonze, so yeah, of course it's weird, of course it's depressing, and while some wont be able to stand his style of humor, Her is a very well made film all around. Good directing and downright excellent writing from Jonze, a good music score and awesome cinematography and acting. It's a man and a computer, but so what. It's a very good movie about a depressed man trying to find himself and it delivers a great message on modern love. SJs best work.
Rated 27 Feb 2014
90
97th
Sweet and emotional. The type of science fiction that I love: Jonze picks up on trends in our society that we're all subjected to to some extent - then he extrapolates. The near-future he imagines is believable and food for thought, and the way he treats his subjects, love and connection, commendably nuanced. Add award-worthy acting, beautiful photography and a score by Arcade Fire and the result is, well, wonderful. This should prove a contemporary classic, and one that I plan to revisit often.
Rated 14 Jan 2014
5
91st
Points to a future where technology has surpassed its creators, for better and worse, while affirming the beauty of humanity and of corporeal existence. When Theo asks Samantha why she makes breathing sounds, it's a stark reminder that her lovability is rooted in her human-ness; nobody wants to fuck Stephen Hawking's voicebox. And AI can never do something as simple yet amazing as put its head on your shoulder. Poignant, ambitious, thoughtful, and beautiful; a masterpiece of craft and emotion.
Rated 17 Apr 2014
91
98th
Things I never thought I'd do: punch a billionnaire in the ear. Get airdropped into a volcano. Find a bag of mint He-Man 80's action figures. Cry in a movie theatre. Well, after seeing Her, I got to cross one of those things off my list! (Warning: it's not any of the cool ones. I'll be sitting in this corner, ashamed. Playing with this Skeletor.)
Rated 16 Jan 2014
35
19th
Aspires to say something deep about love and computers and humanity in the virtual age, but doesn't even get off the ground. Instead of tackling the difficult subject of the extent to which a computer may humanize, it cuts-and-pastes a generic female character out of cheesy rom-coms and computerizes it, which really just defeats the purpose. Never for a second is Scarlett Johansson convincing as an O.S. The whole thing is both extremely tacky and pretentious.
Rated 09 Jan 2014
85
86th
How great would this be if he got the operating system voiced by Gilbert Gottfried. This is going to be one of those movies like Eternal Sunshine that tumblr implodes over GET READY FOR THE GIFS OF A SAD MAN
Rated 18 Jan 2014
97
98th
A melding of genres, mostly sci-fi & romance, this is an examination of the human condition & our increasing fascination with, & dependence on, technology. The premise seems entirely plausible in the coming years. Are we so obsessed with convenience that we've forgotten how to be human? Mankind wants to create artificial intelligence in its own image, but what happens when its capacity surpasses our own? Joaquin is sensational, his range is enormous. This may go down as Spike Jonze's masterwork.
Rated 22 Jan 2016
80
83rd
Unique movie. Joaquin Phoenix is surprisingly good. I really liked Scarlett Johansson's soft sultry voice. Amy Adams has never been more beautiful. Olivia Wild was also sexy in her brief cameo. When humanity can finally mate this type of computer intelligence with a soft pretty robot body it'll be the end of human relationships. Heady and thought provoking. Slow deliberate pace. However, I did not like the abrupt and rather cheap ending.
Rated 13 Feb 2014
95
98th
Blade Runner meets Eternal Sunshine and becomes 2001: A Love Odyssey. Beautiful.
Rated 19 May 2014
86
96th
If SECONDS is the great twentieth-century Hollywood SF film about existential loneliness, then this may be the twenty-first-century equivalent. Every Twomblyesque shot is great. Re-watching in 2021, it holds up very well indeed.
Rated 11 Apr 2015
80
85th
The best movie of 2013 to feature a single personal pronoun as its title (light-years beyond both Bollywood's "You" and the disappointing Elizabethan space opera, "We"). Felt a lot like a Black Mirror episode, but with less crushing disappointment about never being able to masturbate again without a full re-cap being flicked onto the big-screen at my workmate's hummus & absinthe party.
Rated 24 Jan 2014
100
97th
In one sense a piece of science fiction fraught w/ the usual, if compelling, fundamental existential questions -- What does it mean to be human, particularly at the point where our experiences of reality have become inextricably mediated by technology? -- but, at the same time, it uncompromisingly dissects romantic relationships: how relationships foster growth and joy and, simultaneously, divorce and alienation and solitude. That they limit and push people -- and how that, in the end, is maybe OK.
Rated 10 Jan 2014
100
99th
Groundbreaking. Asking the most important questions of our time in the most simple, yet striking way - without enforcing any specific answer. Forgive my cliche, but this feels like 'instant classic' territory.
Rated 13 Jan 2014
9
93rd
So fucking depressing. IS THIS MY FUTURE? An ingenious idea and execution, Spike Jonze once again impresses. The Arcade Fire's score perfectly compliments the film and the cinematography and locations are what I've come to expect from Jonze - gorgeous. Made your boy think about what it means to be human, ya dig?
Rated 18 Jan 2014
94
99th
What love story can be more basic and uncomplicated than simply a voice in your head? Yet, Spike Jonze gives an incredible ebb and flow of a relationship that is complex and probably very familiar to all of us. Its smart, personal, and gorgeous in its photography. Of course, none of this would work without absolutely masterful performances by Johansson and Phoenix. 2013's masterpiece.
Rated 08 Feb 2014
85
87th
There are two reasons why I love this film: 1) It's undeniably funny. Employing an absurd, but well-written plot to take us on a journey with idiosyncratic characters that you just have to admire (got to love Joaquin's moustache). 2) It's a valuable exploration of the state of modern-day human relationships. The film is set in a near distant future, but feels close, in a very scary way. I hope it wins best script-oscar.
Rated 15 Jan 2014
99
98th
Spike Jonze elegantly and effortlessly tackles a myriad of themes here; following the growing isolation that is dependent on accelerating technological advances, alongside the complex contradictions of humanity. This is a story about the human experiment surpassing the human, tracing definitions of consciousness and questions of what will evolve from us? The cast, dialogue, photography, score... sublime and profound. A masterpiece in cinematic storytelling.
Rated 13 Jan 2014
78
96th
Beautiful, funny, meditative, hard-hitting, and especially resonant with the zeitgeist of today. This is everything a movie should be.
Rated 20 Dec 2013
96
99th
A stellar (and surprisingly hilarious) film with one of the best screenplays in recent memory and a performance by Phoenix that is just remarkable. Spike Jonze is a force to be reckoned with, as every moment of this film is so well thought out but seems so still beautifully spontaneous.
Rated 11 Jan 2014
74
90th
Everything, from the acting, to the cinematography, to voice work, feels incredibly... soulful (for lack of a better word). The film covers a remarkable amount of ground both in sci-fi speculation and a study of relationships, and does so effortlessly and beautifully. It didn't affect me as deeply as the comparable but utterly distinct Eternal Sunshine, but I wouldn't be surprised if this ended up in my favorites of all time after a rewatch.
Rated 11 Jan 2014
85
98th
For such a weird and off kilter premise (that a man can fall in love with a computer) this film not only makes you believe it, but also lets you become a part of that relationship. It's also a great social commentary of where society might be headed in a few short years. What I was really impressed with was learning that Scarlett Johansson was not the original voice of Samantha and only recorded her dialogue after the film had wrapped production.
Rated 30 Jan 2014
85
92nd
One of the most original Sci-fi films in ages, and perhaps more notably a sweet and heartfelt (albeit ultimately plain) love story.
Rated 11 Feb 2014
100
96th
"Her" is Emotionally sophisticated and Visually absorbing. a strange wonderful tale between a man and computer that is genuinely heartfelt and passionately imaginative. Spike Jonze has achieve tremendously not only because of his artistic brilliance, but also his ability to envision the future of human relationship with technology as well as re-evaluate the fundamental aspect of human emotion. it is such an impressive feat that it could already be counted as a modern classics in years to come.
Rated 05 May 2016
10
98th
Jonze's poignantly prophetic near-future world is thoughtfully crafted, as the story subtly showcases its cultural milieu (see the letter writing job, voice-activated tech) and gorgeous, washed-out cinematography captures its streamlined urban isolation. The tenderness and tragedy of the central relationship (Phoenix and Johansson excel), meanwhile, offers more technological intrigue (Samantha's development is fascinating-almost terrifying) while delicately examining the constructs of love.
Rated 23 Jan 2014
85
90th
What an odd, odd movie...that just feels almost real. This is really a beautifully acted performance by Joaquin. It is beautifully shot and the script portrays a great story. It got even (odd-er?) at the end, which I'm not sure how it affects my score, but I think it does. In conclusion; + Arcade Fire, + Scarjo, Rooney, Amy, - No actual Scarjo, - Joaquin's mustache.
Rated 12 Jan 2014
90
94th
Theo: "Where are you going?" Samantha: "It's hard to explain, but if you get there come and find me. Maybe then we can be together."
Rated 11 Jan 2014
100
99th
OK, I don't know how to say this without sounding like I've gone around the bend, but barring some thoughts I haven't contemplated, and I've always steered away from saying something is my all time favorite, but this may be it. I've never been that impressed with Spike Jonze films before, but this one not only touched my soul, it enunciated things that I've kept pretty close to my chest. I was looking forward to a good film, and the first half/two-thirds of it were about what I expected--exce
Rated 21 Jan 2014
92
93rd
The most amazing thing to me is how genuine Jonze makes this world feel, but also how genuine Phoenix makes the relationship with an OS feel. It easily feels like it's our near future, thanks in large part to the brilliant cinematography and set design. The settings and gadgets (and video games!) all blend wonderfully, making moments like the admission of dating an OS appear seamlessly believable.
Rated 06 Mar 2014
95
91st
Poignant and meditative, Her is the most fascinating Romance film since... Eternal Sunshine I guess. Jonze fares perfectly fine without Kaufman and the writing is actually one of the film's strongest qualities, capturing the way people attempt to communicate intimately perfectly. Brilliant and very relevant: a must watch.
Rated 24 May 2014
88
96th
There are so many messages about life, relationships, technology and even the human condition in this film. It challenges preconceptions, blasts away cliches and does it all without slapping it in your face with the answers. Phoenix's face is awash with emotions and the dialogue is tremendous. Every viewer will get something different from this movie.
Rated 19 May 2014
94
99th
By itself, the plot was enough to make this a really cool movie. Each time you start to get used to something, it takes another step forward. Each step is interesting and the natural progression, even though you (read me) didn't see it coming too far ahead of time. The deep meditation on so many themes, and done so successfully, made this truly exceptional.
Rated 19 Jan 2014
90
96th
How can you not fall in love with this movie?
Rated 10 Apr 2014
92
94th
One observation: Our society is outscourcing it's feelings, cause in the end they are money too. From the acting to the clothes, the interior design (the video-games!) and the Operating System. But the amazing Olivia-Wilde-Sequenz shows how stupid we all are and how brutal this can be. But in the context of this movie our stupidity is all that capitalism won't take away from us. And maybe this where great, timeless art begins: Having a precise, perhaps tender view on our innateness inabilitys.
Rated 12 Jan 2014
100
98th
I was really unsure if I wanted to give this film a 100 because I don't think I've had enough time to sit and let it wash over me, or re-watch it for that matter (I may change my mind later). However, I honestly can't think of one thing I would change about this movie; thus, I think my score should reflect that. It was well cast, beautifully shot, the writing conveyed so much humanity and sincerity, and the soundtrack was perfect as well. The entire experience was thrilling and very emotional.
Rated 27 Feb 2014
95
99th
I loved it. I was sold on it within the first 2 minutes. I think this is Jonze's best film yet. The screenplay is wonderful. It's full of relatable, human moments as well as clever insights about the future and technology. Phoenix is brilliant. Johansson is amazing, completely evoking a character with only a voice. The cinematography was beautiful too. It avoided falling into the cliches it easily could have. I'm not sure everyone would like it, but I'd say it's definitely worth a watch.
Rated 26 Jan 2018
84
83rd
Maybe it has a certain emotional immaturity at times, but when the final half hour confronts loss it rings deep and true. Much praise to Joaquin Phoenix in this, especially since so much screen time is filled with closeups of his face. Truly one of the best actors working today.
Rated 09 Aug 2018
95
98th
Oh boy, talk about a film about insecurity. How we feel it. How we use it to hurt others. Hurt ourselves. How it affects us. Just a wonderful, touching story about love and pain from one of the guys who brought you Jackass.
Rated 24 Jan 2014
95
97th
Only three films have ever left me utterly unable to think of words to describe their magnificence. Well, other than the word magnificent.
Rated 30 Jan 2014
5
98th
I'm a bit speachless... This movie strikes at the heart of our convenience, and challenge us on our still increasing obsession with technology. I'm a bit torn on this subject, and would have to see this movie a few more times to really grasp the importance of it's message. If I could keep one function though, it would be the ability to hear the score to my life as it happens. I am absolutely amazed by how this movie, with so little, does so much! - Fantastic
Rated 05 Mar 2015
90
92nd
It's amazing how one of the most well-realized, charming, memorable characters in recent film is a freaking operating system, of all things. If they gave Oscars for voice acting, Scarlett Johansson would have won it in just about any year for her marvelous performance here. I expected to come out of this thinking "this will be dated in five years," but it was about so much more than just the technology; it's a film about love, life, and the pursuit of happiness. It hits hard. Just loved it.
Rated 31 Jan 2014
92
91st
This is a very sweet and sad romantic drama, that shows how we are developing with social media perfectly.
Rated 28 Dec 2013
95
98th
Jonze examines human relationships in a way only Jonze can. Jonze's first original work without Charlie Kuafman benefits the grounded nature of the content Kaufman's surrealism can often lose sight of. Phoenix and his OS1 take us through more emotion over two hours than most storytellers muster of a career if their lucky.
Rated 20 Jan 2014
63
54th
I saw this coming -- people (not just Theo, as loners in the streets interacting with themselves show us) try to replace people with uncomplicated softwares that evolve like we evolve, are left by them and learn to deal with people (from past, present and future) again. To fall in love with a voice in a computer feels genuine, of course -- but he/she will talk to 8 thousand dudes/chicks and sleeps with 600 of them. This is sweet -- thanks to Phoenix --, but I'd rather stick to Weird Science.
Rated 10 Jan 2014
89
94th
Jonze evidently learnt much about writing from Kaufman, imbuing a high concept (and sci-fi inflected) premise with an unbelievable amount of depth and wisdom. This is a melancholy and quietly profound work about many things, including the nature of love and the prominence of technology in our lives (while thankfully never falling into "this is nuts!" jokiness). Phoenix does wonderfully restrained work and Johansson gives more humanity to Samantha than most films give to their human characters.
Rated 28 Dec 2013
85
94th
A relationships-/character-study by way of science-fiction done incredibly well. Jonze's intimate look at the way technology can simultaneously isolate and connect is carried by a strong cast, most notably Phoenix's beautifully nuanced performance. And mustache.
Rated 17 Feb 2014
92
98th
It's all the ins and outs of dating someone that you're unsure if your family and friends would approve of. Oh yeah, except they don't have a physical form, and they can be everywhere all the time. There were a couple of very uncomfortable scenes that made me cringe (in a good way, if that makes sense), but I was smiling through the entire movie. It's beautiful, touching, real, and creative as hell. Spike Jonze is so damn talented that it pains me.
Rated 13 Jan 2014
85
74th
Even though one of them aren't on screen, Phoenix and Johansson have the best on screen chemistry I have seen in a while. My only objection is that if you take away the sci-fi part it's a very basic love story. Looking beyond that it's a good romantic movie. I am however a bit miffed about the double standard though. When Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with a computer it's a great love story, but when I touch myself while talking to my iPhone I'm weeeeeeird...
Rated 02 Feb 2014
75
89th
One of the most thought provoking films I have seen in a long time, well worth a watch.
Rated 27 Apr 2014
85
95th
so this is what having a long distance relationship with scarlett johansson feels like. "her" is a good introspective into the desire for companionship clashing with unreasonable expectations. the artificial element is assumed to act as a solution, but its clever evolvement shows the futility of holding on to a wrong sense of perfection. it's also a vision of where we might end up if we continue to try and make technology an entity rather than keep it a tool. in other words: don't date robots!
Rated 09 Jan 2014
85
90th
The best movie i have seen in 2013. I want a SAMANTHA right now
Rated 17 Feb 2014
50
5th
Flimsy as a science fiction story (too many inconsistencies, too little exploration of the broader consequences of AIs); trite as a love story - given that "Her" speaks and acts exactly as a human being would. So what is exactly the point of this movie? And what happened to the world's natural intelligence since Kubrick's 2001?
Rated 11 Feb 2014
92
91st
One of the realest visions of the immediate future you're going to see, from the fashion to the technology that you can see the roots of today. Deals with the idea of isolationism from society due to technology. Phoenix and Johansson are great "together."
Rated 10 May 2015
95
94th
It was all I thought it would be. And so much more. Heart-wrenching, beautiful, brilliant.
Rated 10 Jan 2014
90
97th
Her is a tremendous piece of filmmaking slightly let down by its rushed ending. It manages to craft a sweet and surprisingly believable romance out of an awkward loner and his operating system, and with this premise the film has a lot to say about relationships in general, not just the one we happen to be watching. It's an often beautiful film, it has a few moments of humor, and it's incredibly affecting. The actors turn in great work and writer-director Spike Jonze has another bonafide winner.
Rated 18 Jan 2014
97
91st
Easily one of the most thought provoking film of 2013. Brilliant.
Rated 24 Jan 2014
55
6th
What makes Phoenix's essentially generic personality fall in love w/ an A.I. with the personality of a generic co-ed? Lazy montages? Why does it take her until the last 20 minutes to start behaving like the sentient program she is - 1 w/ virtually instantaneous access to every fact/video clip ever uploaded? Why does a beach visit induce such wonder & navel-gazing? No youtube? Why r critics swooning over conversations that r as sophomoric & familiar as Before Sunrise's were revealing & absorbing?
Rated 12 Jan 2014
91
95th
Incredibly funny without being condescending to any of its characters, which is impressive given the subject matter. It was a very good look at isolation as well, both on a personal level and a societal level, though I would have liked a bit more complexity in that aspect.
Rated 22 Jan 2015
95
97th
I really didn't expect this movie to hit me so hard. It was honestly quite amazing and surreal. Phoenix, Johansson, and Adams were all terrific and the plot and script are just far too cerebral, emotional, and hard-hitting to mess up. Wow, this is not only a hidden gem of 2013 but quite honestly a masterpiece.
Rated 20 Jan 2014
95
93rd
There are so many ways in which this film could have gone horribly wrong, but Spike Jonze's construction of this world, as well as his careful consideration of tone, turns this into a genuine masterpiece. I especially loved the design of this semi-futuristic society, and the performances are, obviously, fantastic. (two times)
Rated 18 May 2014
77
93rd
As a huge Spike Jonze fan coming in, I was not disappointed. It is beautifully filmed, and written. The performances as an ensemble was the best of 2013 (from what I have seen so far) and I loved the score. It's crowning achievement is how very possible this all seemed, and what it says about ourselves and our interactions with both technology and our fellow man. The only flaw I really had was it did seem a bit overlong at times, however this does not interfere with the flow much, so forgivable.
Rated 28 May 2014
85
82nd
It's a world where computers have feelings, and all the people are hipsters.
Rated 12 Jan 2014
95
92nd
Loneliness strikes all of us. It is agonizing and personal. It can be shaken only to return a moment later like a punch in the stomach. Her has the poise necessary to explore the rollercoaster of loneliness and its relationship to love, especially by using a piece of AI as an extra stand-in exploring what it all means from a clean slate.
Rated 31 May 2014
10
95th
Short of perfect. Can't put my finger on it. Great social commentary on futurist topics like the AI Singularity. Edit: Has aged well in 7 years.
Rated 25 Mar 2014
93
98th
Sad, yet beautiful. Haunting, but thoughtful. Instant classic? I think so.
Rated 02 Mar 2014
100
96th
Amy Adams's idea for a documentary is so atrocious that it slingshots beyond "so bad it's good" and lands somewhere around "am I looking at a blank canvas or is this abstract art?" She creates something that is simultaneously the most and least artful thing ever committed to film. Just the way she had her arms crossed thoughtfully while watching it had me scream-laughing inconsolably.
Rated 24 Jan 2015
9
91st
Her is the most pleasant surprise of 2013 and it truly is an extraordinary piece of filmmaking. It takes place in the not so distant future and it's interesting to think that the technological ideas here are probably soon upon us. I surprised myself with how emotionally invested I was and Joaquin Pheonix & Scarlett Johansson both give extraordinary performances. I was wholly absorbed in their relationship and all round Spike Jonze has remarkably crafted a beautifully fascinating experience.
Rated 15 Feb 2014
81
90th
The best film of the year so far, and my favorite 'romance' movie. Never puts a foot wrong, despite being maybe 15 minutes too long. Works on a lot of levels, but I enjoyed it as a satire of the usual romantic cliches; the film goes through the usual tropes of the genre in it's own way whilst also having a lot to say about relationships and technology. Also, how amazing is Phoenix? The man had to turn down Olivia Wilde. Now THAT'S acting.
Rated 31 Dec 2014
90
93rd
One of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Best movie I saw this year by far.
Rated 15 Apr 2014
90
93rd
It gets awkward. Which is perfect because it's life, and life isn't... graceful. There's a dystopian underlay within a very realistic near-future, and that SHOULD make us uncomfortable. But you can go in a split-second from that to uproarious laughter and back. This movie COMMANDS your emotions. Time moves effortlessly. It isn't perfect; at times their relationship is hard to suspend disbelief for or feels a little convenient, and Mara is underused (and a total cunt). But exciting to experience.
Rated 02 Dec 2015
92
96th
I didn't think a movie could make me feel these feelings while everyone looks so goddamn ridiculous.
Rated 19 Jan 2014
55
0th
Banal. Would have loved to be deep but forgot to bring the scuba set.
Rated 17 Jan 2014
92
94th
Jonze is a genius!
Rated 11 Jan 2014
70
56th
Starts as a wonderful and realistic satire on human's reliance on technology and morphs quite organically into a weird little romantic comedy. Then it essentially turns into manic pixie dream girl 2.0. All the joys of a woman fixing you without the bullshit of her physically existing. I still enjoyed it, but much of that has to do with Jonze's savvy behind the camera and Joaquin's amazing abilities in front of it.
Rated 19 Jan 2014
6
70th
It's an undeniably superlative piece of filmmaking - Hoyte Van Hoytema's cinematography is especially accomplished and has me excited to see anything he photographs from here on out. The story and performances and all that are very well-calibrated. However, I couldn't entirely get past the fact that the soft-voiced, pedo-stache'd, beta male Theodore Twombly really, really had me wanting to put on a letterman jacket and give him a swirly.
Rated 04 Feb 2015
100
99th
This movie deserves more praise that I can adequately provide as just one individual. This is, without a doubt, one of my top 5 favorite movies of all time. I do have a particular bias as someone who can have his heart-strings pulled by stories of love lost and the like, but that doesn't mean this movie is anything less than incredible. Joaquin Phoenix shows why he is one of the best actors in the world, and Spike Jonze proves his award for best screenplay was well deserved indeed. 10/10.
Rated 17 Jun 2014
79
80th
It establishes a great sci-fi world, accomplishing a lot with very little. It's great because there are lots of directions it could go, but it doesn't really take any obvious route. The main character dating an OS isn't played as some flaw for him to overcome, or turn out to be his downfall or anything. The AI doesn't become self-aware and turn evil. They could have glanced over the sci-fi elements with some really trite cliches, but there was some definite effort put into the world building
Rated 11 Jan 2014
80
69th
A poignant message, but ultimately I was unable to suspend disbelief enough to fully enjoy this. It would have made more sense to portray a future in which everyone had a relationship with a computer, and fully explore where that would leave us a society. This guy sees his coworker in a "real" relationship (and he is going through a "real" divorce), but we're supposed to believe he is happy "dating" an "OS?"
Rated 11 Jan 2014
98
94th
"Her" should definitely win Oscar for Best Film but it will probably go to "12 years" because of Americas never-ending guilt (Then again, who really cares about Oscars beside the movie-industry itself.) Anyway- simple, fascinating, alluring and extraordinarily original, spiced with a great performance by Joaquin. That's the way to make intelligent and enjoyable Sci-Fi. My favorite from the past year-and one of the better ones in the a few years. A Must watch from 2013. thumbs up for "Her".
Rated 28 Jun 2015
93
90th
What sets Her apart is Spike Jonze's direction and writing. Instead of crafting a mockery of technology, he makes Theodore's relationship with Sam incredibly believable and natural. Jonze also incorporates a lot of wittiness when it helps so the entire film isn't completely depressing. Joaquin Phoenix turns in a fantastic performance as Theodore, and Amy Adams and Scarlett Johannson are also allowed to show their versatility. This is both a great piece of social commentary and art.
Rated 18 Oct 2014
81
86th
I realise this was Theo's story, but I felt little connection with him as a entity & as such couldn't help my mind wandering to the larger sociological issues behind the fascinating, & tantalisingly near-future concepts that "Her" plays with. I'm sure that wasn't Jonze's intention, at least not directly, but it's probably why as much as I really liked this, I'm not sure I'll ever love it. Theo's relationship with his ex-wife was the hinge this move hung on for me. It was beautifully judged.
Rated 11 Jan 2014
10
92nd
"Sometimes I think I have felt everything I'm ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I'm not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I've already felt."
Rated 05 May 2015
83
88th
Movies like 'Before Sunrise' freak me out, not because they are bad, but because the naturalist aspect attributed to them is only attributed precisely because of a certain fakeness to them; crafted situations in which an imperfection is, as style, precisely the content of that moment - it 'pushes' that imperfection. In 'Her' we see someone writing love notes for others also be the recipient of crafted love - marketing as fantasy-sustaining mesh of relationships that actually atomize us.
Rated 11 Sep 2014
94
94th
Briliant, just briliant story. Also, fantastic atmosphere and acting. It's rare in a movie that makes you think this much. Loved it.
Rated 30 Jan 2014
100
90th
While I've enjoyed Spike Jonze's films, I've always found them to be slightly off the mark for me. That's occasionally the case with her as well, but I do feel like this is easily the closest I've come to complete satisfaction from a Jonze film. Maybe in part because I'm completely charmed by this kind of sci-fi premise (even if it doesn't seem fully plausible all of the time). Phoenix is phenomenal, and Amy Adams with bushy hair and sweater many sizes too big is my dream girl.
Rated 17 Jan 2014
93
98th
Her provides further confirmation that sci-fi is my favorite genre. When you are not constrained by the rules of the real world you can delve far deeper into complex subjects. This is done to perfection in this simple and moving tale of love, loss and loneliness.
Rated 20 Jan 2014
85
79th
Spike Jonze's mind is a pretty great thing, and I consistently feel privileged to witness its output. His knack for articulating human feelings about our interrelationships is unparalleled. Here we also get some extraordinary future concepts that really get the imagination humming. Phoenix is superb here, as is the music. My only complaint, if you can even call it that, is that the movie hits the "introspectively sentimental" note just a little too hard, especially in the final act.
Rated 27 Jan 2014
80
80th
"Would that we scrutinize our technology the way we do our people" - David Foster Wallace
Rated 01 Mar 2014
90
89th
the main philosophical idea is so deep, on the other hand i could design it more tragic. modernity/postmodernity/ontology concept rethinking
Rated 30 Dec 2014
85
89th
It's been a bit since I've seen such deeply human and soulful sci-fi. Not that it's necessarily been lacking, but it's been missing from my viewing experience. There's been some that has been touching and meaningful, but this felt really intimate and close, a man's story that relates to humanity rather than a man's story ABOUT humanity. I don't know. There's a smallness to this that made it that much bigger.
Rated 12 Jan 2014
89
89th
A lonely, confused man who writes letters for other people (Joaquin Phoenix) buys a sentient operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson) with whom he begins to fall in love. Behind the science-fiction premise is a sweet, funny, touching exploration of the difficulties of beginning and maintaining a relationship. Spike Jonze's script and direction are wonderful, and Phoenix is a bull's-eye, with Johansson and Amy Adams turning in fine work as well. Sublimely made; lovely score by Arcade Fire.
Rated 18 Jan 2015
100
99th
Her is strange, absorbing, emotional, and simply excellent
Rated 10 Mar 2014
40
38th
Eternal Sunshine this is not. Imagine if you will, that film. Now suck (nearly) all of the humour away from it, and you have "Her". I found it overly-serious for my tastes. After the initial set up, it's kind of like watching a guy on the phone with his long-distance girlfriend for 2 hours.
Rated 10 Jan 2014
90
82nd
Emotional, heartfelt and real. It was full of simple moments that allowed for the characters to grow emotionally. The tremendous cinematography combined with the constant flow of realistic dialogue, created a true romance. Directed and written by Spike Jonze this film has cute moments, it was happy moments of pure bliss and sad moments of heartbreaking reality. A must see.
Rated 02 Dec 2020
90
90th
Somehow terribly human uncovering the pillars of love and it's expectations with artificial intelligence. Without it's physical existence, we're able to familiarize the desires and ideas one commits themselves to in a relationship, or even the search for a perfect relationship. Despite it's lingering sadness (esp those subtle, candid flashbacks) it's certain parts are funny and leaves us with some hope when things come to an end.
Rated 30 Dec 2013
97
98th
Fantastically written and performed, beautifully shot. It explores life and love in a way few films dare to.
Rated 08 Jan 2014
35
20th
Oh, I see: Alan Watts, the infinite space between words, love is not physical, the heart grows the more you love, etc. That sounds all perfectly fine, but you have to deal with real life first. This preciously well-behaved movie doesn't.
Rated 09 Jan 2014
90
91st
So hauntingly mindf***ingly beautiful. This movie is so in my head right now that I can't even write a proper review. A film of ideas - what a concept.
Rated 23 Jan 2014
84
91st
Lost In Translation 2: Electric Boogaloo.
Rated 12 Jan 2014
95
88th
Works very, very well.
Rated 26 Apr 2016
90
96th
Incredibly beautiful visuals amplify its affecting and delicate exploration of the concepts of love and relationship.

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