Atom User Reviews for The Photograph

4.3 out of 5
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#boredom

Shallow characters, poor acting, a 15 minute story stretched out to almost 2 hours. Absolutely painful.

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Scott C
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#snoozefest
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#slow

Haven’t been to a movie theater in a long time. I saw the previews and thought it would be a great love movie. Very disappointed that I was fighting to stay awake. We left the movie before it got to the middle. What a waste of money!Should of been a Netflix or Hulu movie.

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Taisha R
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🖤🖤🖤🖤 black love . Love it see love to promote it

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Shatasha J
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Saddened the leading lady had to settle for a guy ghosting her with poor communication skills and she compromised everything to “get the guy” but he didn’t actually do anything to EARN her. Stellar cast which was my single motive for going to see this in theaters on opening weekend. Would appreciate a better deserving male lead (read: major character flaws he actually failed to overcome at all from start to finish yet somehow Mae is the one apologizing in the end???). Periodt.

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Reggi W
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such a dope movie

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Nashika M
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#boring
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No chemistry between the two main characters; that was the biggest flaw.

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Erik T
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#boring
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#notmyfave

So...the best part of the movie was the background music...Honestly I think they should have made the whole movie just about the Mom...Welp....Let’s just stick to ‘Insecure’ Issa...

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Takira C
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great movie!

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Joseph H
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Beautiful black love 😍

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Katchouscia A
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my date loved it. I did too

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Mark B
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This is a wonderful movie

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Jodyann C
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#boring

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Maereesa A
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Made my boyfriend tear up! We loved it! Great love story

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Keanna B
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Beautiful black love story!!!

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Keith M
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Loved it. I smiled during the entire movie.

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Latraiel C
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great cast love the soundtrack

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shermell O
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The movie was a little long with a slow pace

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Alberta F
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Awesome love story

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Cody T
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Absolute love this movie

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Kimberly W
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Incredibly SLOW, stupid plot!

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Diana L
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I loved every minute!! It a great love story. The soundtrack is bomb af too

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Octavia A
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great movie for that special person to go with

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Rob M
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I really enjoyed this movie the characters made you want to fall in love.

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Kat M
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Perfect date night

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Shay C
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I loved it so much. 🥰

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Kathy O
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Awful movie

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Tobias M
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Was Kind Of boring. Fell Asleep.

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DARK H
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A love story that was really needed!

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Victoria L
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Enjoyed the movie, Lakeith is such a great actor. I felt he did have to carry scenes without help from Issa. It was also great seeing black people in a movie without someone being a criminal. The movie showed regular black people falling in love.

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Trevanti G
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Black love

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Arthur D
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It ended to fast..

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marcus S
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the movie was good I just wish the connection was displayed deeper it was like a uncertainty on the love side..

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lakehsya M
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This is modern day Black Love and Life

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Clyde R
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I really enjoyed the back story more so then the couple in the “main story” (on the trailer). I do have the day the way that he looks at her is uncannily!

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Runeshia P
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It’s was cool. Girlfriend said “It needed a better story”. Other than that, it was ok. Doesn’t match the title though.

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Elijah W
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Beautifully shot love story that shows how the past can impact our futures. We really enjoyed it.

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E J
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stare at me like he did and you’ll be out in the rain so fast.

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Brian D
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Awesome movie, loved it!

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Ashley T
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Truly enjoyed this movie. It tells a love story without all the mush.

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Lee P
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It was a beautiful love story!

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S F
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Loved the movie

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Tracie S
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The Photograph was a great movie inspired by blackLove just poor decisions people make in general when it comes to love. I would go to theaters again a second time to watch, I just love it.

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PRISCILLA P
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Great movie to go see for date night

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Tonya B
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Unique love story, awesome soundtrack and could wath6again & again.

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Michael B
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#terrible

Movie was garbage. I was looking forward to some black love instead I was so confuse I fell asleep don’t waste ur time smh

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Osasere O
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#notmyfave

really bad. i thought it would’ve been better.

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Nakiya R
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Great movie, I absolutely loved everything about it.

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Chasity H
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The movie was terrible

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Mesha H
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#unnecessary
#drawnout
#boring
#slow

Wanted to see this movie based on the main characters. The title was misleading, it definitely didn't follow the storyline. And then I saw that Will Packer was a part of the production...smh no wonder it made absolutely no sense. If you wanna support a black film then ok go see it other than that you'd be wasting your time and money

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Antwanesha W
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I loved the movie

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Tierra T

Metacritic

70
Feb 13, 2020

Although the film sometimes dips into muddled melodrama, those occasional setbacks can’t derail a story filled with warm, resonant characters trying to fathom their own hearts.

Tim Grierson
Screen Daily
50
Feb 13, 2020

The Photograph is a romance-heavy star vehicle for Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield that’s deeply flawed but both sexy and thoughtful. Writer-director Stella Meghie’s fourth feature (after The Weekend, Everything Everything, Jean of the Joneses), thick and multi-layered with a lush and precise visual language, invites the audience to look beneath the surface of a standard meet-cute.

Metacritic review by Beandrea July
Beandrea July
The Hollywood Reporter
70
Feb 13, 2020

Though it’s an intoxicating blend of modern and vintage romance, The Photograph, while flawed, is most intriguing when it peels back the layers between a mother and daughter who never really knew each other in life, but whose stories eventually intertwine in ways they could have never imagined.

Metacritic review by Candice Frederick
Candice Frederick
TheWrap