Call Me by Your Name (2017) - Drama, Romance

Hohum Score

98

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In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.

IMDB: 7.9
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet
Length: 132 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 172 out of 730 found boring (23.56%)

One-line Reviews (481)

Armie Hammer's performance is stunning.

Tedious, Pretentious,Overrated, and just plain Creepy .

The films features great original music by Sufjan Stevens and stunning landscapes of the Italian countryside.

But even with all that, I found myself bored, checking my watch every few minutes in hopes that I was approaching the end.

Coming from one of my favorite books I've been waiting for it since two years now and it was everything I expected and more It's Erotic, lustful and sensual yet beautifully vulgar, aesthetically pleasing and engaging, established in this beautifully cultured bourgeoisie.

The gentle, yet fiercely emotional, relationship revealed over the course of the movie is stunning.

Are people really enjoying this, or do they just say they do because they are pretentious and think that this is the right thing to say about this film?

Kinda pretentious and boring .

With breathtaking scenic views of Northern Italy, paired with culture, art, and music, the film is rich in romance and gaiety.

Crucial as well is the film's masterful use of restraint in its patient, languid rhythm that perfectly captures the feeling of a lazy summer afternoon.

This film tells you by compelling you to experience Elio's world, embodied so beautifully by Timothee Chalamet and under Luca Guadagnino's careful direction, which lends this masterpiece its timeless quality.

First half was slow...

So very infrequently can an actor capture the inner turmoil going on in his characters thoughts, but Timmy breathes Elio's thoughts and desires; he wears them on his skin so exposed and unfiltered with his emotions, and whilst the end of the film should be celebrated from such a young and up and coming performer, it is in his earlier scenes of his growing intense irritation by and infatuation of Oliver that I enjoyed the most, from his fidgety restlessness, to his lingering gazes, to his embarrassment and insecurity around the more self assured Oliver, to most especially the disappointed, jealous thoughtful glare at Oliver on the dance floor as he realises the depth of his desire for the first time.

Waves of intense sorrow crashes within me during the beautiful sofa scene between father and son.

It all appeared contrived and obvious from beginning to end.

One of the most bring and worst movies .

Only I didn't liked the manipulation and bypassing of it, camouflaging it with the coming of age theme.

Stunning .

While the Liv Tyler film was also slow and very similar, there was something likable about it.

On the way, however, we are treated to the breathtaking beauty of the Italian countryside, squabbling, and of course passionate, Italians, and the heterosexual distractions that constitute the moat between the two main characters.

A breathtaking experience that must be seen.

Yawn .

Boring, slow, bad caracters, bad acting, i supose it is for adolescent in crises??!

stunning.

This has got to be one of the most pretentious movies I have ever seen.

Cheap propaganda .

There are hints that each of the two main characters has special talents - intellectual Oliver and musical prodigy Elio - but those scenes seem out of place and contrived with no payoff in the plot.

For starters the surroundings are absolutely gorgeous, North Italy in the early 80s during summertime, breathtaking and so well captured on screen.

Watching this movie relax you, and help you slow your down.

This is way too long, and drags in some scenes.

The relationships that develop between Elio (Timothée Chalamet), summer house-guest research assistant Oliver (Armie Hammer) and village girl Marzia (Esther Garrel) is what saves the film from self indulgent tedium.

Call It By Its Name: 'Dead Boring' .

One example above all, the father-son dialogue towards the end is just not real 3) the style is so manneristic and pretentious to be highly irritating Last, it is just, simply plain boring....

He is so entertaining to watch because of his mannerisms, and the quotable lines he delivers throughout the film which made me laugh out loud in some scenes.

Despite Guadagnino's denial that Call Me By Your Name is not a "gay" picture, it fulfills its function as a propaganda (or agitprop if you will) for the gay pride movement.

The interaction and relationships are drawn out, egging on the viewer.

pretentious .

It is so boring that you just keep wondering when it could end.

What is an issue was just how boring and tedious this movie was and the acting was lamentable.

There was no conflict at any point in the film, Brokeback Mountain or Moonlight had the societal pressures against their relationships weighing on them, feeding into their confusion and struggle.

While some found this "immensely enrapturing", I found it to be terse, stereotypical and BORING.

There is a scene in particular where the camera slowly follows the main two characters moving around a statue and it was just breathtaking to look at.

Dry, depressing and drawn out .

In its 132 minute runtime, it manages to be both uneventful and completely empty.

The movie itself was too slow.

This is, along with "Mudbound," one of the worst movies of the year.

Timotheé Chalamet is a joy to behold on screen as a coming of age youth in the throws of self-identification and self-legitimization.

Like all those films where Americans or Brits buy houses in Tuscany or Umbria or whatever, it's impossible to relate to their plight of being rich and bored.

Both had beautiful scenery and seemed to parade young people's coming of age, first sexual encounters, and the European casualness surrounding sexuality.

Bored and with a script poor.

The journey is filled with unexpected pleasures, detours that can take one to the pinnacle of satisfaction and, in minutes, when false words are spoken or unexplained actions complicate the relationship, send us spiraling downward to the eventual low.

Suddenly those sunny days and to a certain extent, boring of a common summer change for the attention that Elio awakens the perfect American.

No story line.

Lastly this film was pretentious and boring.

Everything simply feels right and compelling.

And Timothee Chalamet's performance was stunning absolutely stunning.

With a dreamy, piano-laden soundtrack of assorted Impressionistic pieces and a smooth, dreamlike directorial style, Call Me By Your Name perfectly captures the complex sexual spark of adolescence and sensuality, and captivates its audiences with elements of a coming of age story and same-sex relationship to heighten the dramatic elements in this beautiful work of art.

I would love to see another version of this where the actors are digitally extricated from the movie so I could have enjoyed it more.

Coming of age film set over a long, lazy Italian summer.

He is just a sullen teenager with a boring life.

Stunning .

Without hesitation, the chemistry between these two actors is mind-boggling and really unexpected, absolutely neither one of the scenes in which they shares screen feels synthetic, ridiculous or unnatural, nor those in which eroticism takes precedence, each part is propelled by the commitment and talent of these passionate actors, who, without necessarily being homosexual, builds a beautiful and intimate portrait about what love means, getting above barriers or stigmas.

Oliver, an uncanny unpredictable man who worries for others than his own good.

This movie is one of the most stunning love stories of all time.

Extremely boring.

Perhaps I was just in the wrong frame of mind to watch this, but I had a hard time appreciating the positives because of the way the movie dragged.

I thought this would be one of the worst movies I would ever see - it is a love story about gayness, Oscars winner, so of course this will be pretentious crap and political correctness stupidity right?

I was immersed in that summer, I could feel what the actors were feeling, their passions and questions and hopes.

I took one for the team with this pretentious total waste of time.

The film as a whole was a coming of age story dealing with love, acceptance, and loss.

Everything was agonizingly boring already when finally the two characters say they like each other, the scene in the WWI monument somehow establishes that.

The shots were stunning and visually pleasing to watch.

Once in a while you become so immersed in a film that you forget you're watching one, and you simply exist in the same reality as the characters on screen for a small slice of their life which momentarily becomes your own.

It is refreshing to see that a coming of age film that is not overly dramatic.

What i liked the most about this film is that it doesn´t bring up the typical homophobia or AIDS plot, is just the romantic story we deserved, and every single minute is worth the watch.

It's basically a slow-moving lust-mance.

There are lots of slow, quiet scenes of eyes peeking above a book, furtive attempts to make fingers touch flesh, kids playing volleyball, riding bikes and swimming, and an old man showing up with a freshly caught fish for dinner.

He perfectly embodied the often confusing stage between adolescence and adulthood.

Which meant, of course, that there was only one utterly predictable possibility - the 17-year-old son Elio was going to have some sort of love affair with the grad student.

Taste in movies like taste in Art or decorating is very individual and obviously many people love this sweet pretty movie but I was disappointed yet still enjoyed it.

At times, I was bored too.

The similarities between Chalamet and Hammer's performance is what connects their characters so tightly and make them so engaging to watch when they are on screen together.

While the plot is supposed to make for some form of scandal or controversy, 'Name' is more boring than anything.

The locations and shot composition are truly breathtaking as well.

The confusion.

Rather than excitement, it's enticing and unpredictable, daring the viewer to watch and see how things unfold.

It's like watching pretentious big brother.

This movie was so dull that it become a painful chore to try to finish it.

And that's not because I'm homophobic, "Brokeback Mountain" is one of my favorite movies, but because this movie is simply boring and these two people feel terribly wrong to me.

Stunning....

Very touching and very very stunning!

The cast does an amazing job, from the stunning Timothy Chalamet, to a great Arnie Hammer and sweet sweet Michael Stuhlbarg and Amira Casar.

Amazing visuals, but boring.

They're being self-indulgent and who gives a damn about story logic?

I get the intention, but sometimes it felt a little contrived.

A dull, static gay romance with little else .

This tells a twisting coming of age story for Elio, the seventeen year old son of an Italian archaeology professor.

When the film needs to heat up, it does, and when it needs to slow down and provide a more methodical and thoughtful approach to romance, it most certainly does that as well.

A 90-minute movie packed into 132 minutes, this one goes on and on and on with nothing happening, supposedly building to the "coming of age" moment between the 17-year-old and the "older" man hired by daddy as a research assistant.

It was visually appealing but the story was kind of uninteresting and drawn out.

I have seen him in movies before, but didn't recognize him in this, because he is so boring you forget about him from movie to movie, or even scene to scene.

The young actor brings such a beautiful naivety and youthful confusion that echoes the prose of Acimen's novel, in addition to Chalamet's actual age and visage.

A pretentious story of first love.

Unwatchable!

Pretentious nothingness .

There are very long sequences of silence, making you relax and take in either a romantic moment or the scenery around them, which I also found poetic at the same time, so I actually have trouble coming up with issues, but I have to admit that I did find the movie slow at times.

It is an Oscar worthy performance-at once charming, evocative and tender.

Relative unknown Director Luca Guadagnino ("A Bigger Splash" 2015) has hit the movie jackpot with this at times painstakingly slow moving storyline that ultimately proves a backdrop for forbidden love, heartbreak and strong family values.

The character dynamics in the film are interesting from the two main leads to the family as a whole, there is a intriguing laid back atmosphere throughout.

It isn't, but what it is is a solid coming of age / character study drama carrier by a very good acting especially by Timothée Chalamet and good writing.

Boring .

Lengthy scenes depict the mature man and the teenager cavorting, wrestling, bicycling, swimming, dancing, and engaging in general horseplay.

The scenery is stunning and sets the tone to the story.

If I had to describe this movie in one word, it would probably be "pretentious.

The storyline, based on the book of the same name, is surely an engaging one, in all of its simplicity.

Call Me by Your Name is a literate film, it is slow, it is awkward, at times sensual.

The young actor displays the gamut of emotions and shows the vulnerability and confusion of a young boy trying to come to terms with his own sexual identity during homophobic times.

Very good movie, fantastic love story, but also boring.

All the Europeans spoke like 50 languages and spent their time listening to, writing, or transposing music, or reciting poetry, or engaging in other cerebral activities.

It is like they wanted us to feel something in this too pretentious and too staged movie.

It addresses two people and the feelings they have for each other in a breathtaking way.

On the whole an enjoyable watch

slow, slow....

The chemistry between the 2 main characters is beautiful,the music,the scenery,the atmospheric beauty of this film is breathtaking.

This film tells a lovestory that makes you feel warm inside and also long for an intense romance as is shown.

Boring and extreme boring...

Utterly boring, with the exception of Chalamet's excellent performance .

The slow build up of rising actions drag the emotional weight down and make the final resolution fall flat and feel disappointing.

Chalamet gives a terrific performance as the clever and talented virginal teenager, Hammer is equally good as the visiting and confidently attractive intern, their relationship is believable, it is a nice simple story of gay eroticism unfolding, it has a witty script, and the Italian scenery is beautiful, an enjoyable coming-of-age drama.

an universe real fascinating.

The film took me about 50 minutes to connect with the material because the story is subtle and slow.

Breathtaking .

Excellent scenery, stunning Italy.

In fact, as the film does illustrate to the very end this sense of confusion and pain and tragedy that befalls him is in fact the utmost importance in his journey to maturity.

First is like a sugary-water romantic coming of age film and second is like a youth-fetishistic film.

I found the film to be quite enjoyable.

The smarmy nature of this pretentious art film comes across in the bonus segment titled "The Making of Call Me By Your Name" that is included in the DVD version of the film.

I was extremely bored with everything that does or doesn't happen in this movie from the beginning to the end, and in a few scenes, I was even disgusted.

The only things that are preventing this movie from being dead boring are Timothée Chalamets incredible performance, and the music score.

Mmm, A Boring Film About Twink Love .

Mr. Chalamet plays the intense young Elio and it is an astonishing performance.

I thought it was 40 minutes too long and that James Ivory's screenplay was contrived and reminded me of a Gay or should I say Bi Sexual version of Room With A View.

Another reason why the media and all the award shows are just pathetic and unwatchable

This movie is literal perfection - stunning, career defining performances from the two leading males - Armie Hammer & Timothée Chalamet - as well as breathtaking cinematography & camera work, masterful editing that allows scenes to play out naturally & progress organically instead of feeling rushed, beautiful direction & a profoundly moving & emotional love story at the centre of the film's beating heart...

The film is a pretty picture that combines child sex/romance with very slow pacing, interminable still art shots and the very long run time.

The scene-setting and plot development are good and the characters engaging.

Its a VERY hard find, but certainly worth the watch.

Tedious, overlong & painfully boring, this coming-of-age romance is one hell of a disappointment.

What a bore .

It's just that there is no story other than the romance.

For the viewer to become immersed the world so thoroughly is high praise to all involved.

Could someone tell me the deep meaning I missed from this super boring, predictable piece of crap?

The acting was brilliant, the scenery was breathtaking!

Ho-hum so sad.

Super boring .

Very dull indeed.

The pacing is slow, which gives time for feelings to develop and sink in with the viewers.

" A chilling and riveting message to the audience, of the value in hurt and the importance of pain.

It's just one boring moment of non-conflicting ennui after another.

Before you know it you're caught up in an emotional rollercoaster resulting in the most intense experience of your life.

And the first half is pretty boring.

Pretentious drivel .

Exquisite and Fascinating .

The die was cast when they were chosen, but they remain spiritually and emotionally empty.

First off, it was soo boring.

Overlong, banal, not credible, uninteresting characters, no message except perhaps as a boring cigarette advertisement.

Pros: Heartfelt story, good acting, and a great endingCons: Slow pacing and overlong runtimeOverall Rating: 7.0

Boring and nasty .

But if it is filmed in Italy, with long bicycle rides in the sunset, great music , etc, is art and "coming of age"??.

The picture is awsome with breath taking views typical from italy and the south of europe but the movie is slow, long and I had to watch it during the day to prevent falling asleep.

One pointless scene after another.

The actual plot is dull.

The worst movie of the last coup,e of years .

Empty, Cold, Mechanical.

Chalamet conducts an attractive character to watch live his life, even when he's doing something dull like reading.

I score it a solid six regardless of the sexuality of the characters, because I find romance movies a bit boring and contrived.

The film was filled with such poor and pretentious acting.

I reiterate: One of the worst movies of the year.

Nevertheless, it's a coming of age film that depicts first love nicely and has a very moving scene in which Elio and his father talk about Oliver.

Sometimes it's exciting, sometimes there's just quiet moments and it's all very real.

and the much-lauded scene near the end with his father was stunning and truly moving.

Amazing acting by Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer and beautiful soundtrack by Sufjan Stevens make this coming of age/romantic drama even more worthy of watching.

Painfully boring and slow.

Boring .

It's hard to bore me honeslty and this movie succeeds.

It was boring, superficial, with only one interesting scene (the father one).

I get why lots of reviews found the movie boring, that means they didn't get drawn in as most of us did, funnily enough it's filmed where I grew up in Italy, near lake Garda, I can even understand the dialect spoke by some of the locals, but what I found so irresistible and completely gripping is the way the love story between "those 2" develops, never ever I found myself so going "awwwwwww" and feel completely connected with what the characters were feeling, I felt transported to those feeling of euphoria and dread typical of the " falling in love", like I was the one who was living it!!

I loved "A Bigger Splash" (the previous film by Luca Guadagnino,) and was in awe by the trailer and stunning reviews for this film.

The setting of well off people summering in the beautiful Italian countryside has become a tired cliche.

Overrated, Disappointing and Boring Gay Romance .

Set in the summer of 1983 in a countryside villa in Italy, filmmaker James Ivory ("Maurice;" "A Room with a View;" "The Remains of the Day;" "Howard's End") penned a screenplay, adapted from Andre Acimen's novel, that is truly breathtaking.

to the point where they tried too hard and it instead feels like a cheap, formulaic blast-from-the-past romantic foreign film.

Call Me By Your Name is truly a breathtaking piece of cinema.

Way too long, so much that was so unnecessary.

A remarkable revelatory "coming of age" story - not for the overly shallow .

But film is slow and briefly depicts how the contact between the two evolves.

Slow, Pretentious and Emotionally Disconnected .

There was very little chemistry or substantial character development, leading to the film's often disjointed, dry pace.

So boring.

I found "Call me by your name" to be a beautiful and endearing summertime love story between Elio and Oliver, two individuals who develop an intense relationship knowing it's risky, socially unwelcomed and ultimately with a close expiration date.

Luca Guadagnino made quite an impression on me as a filmmaker with A Bigger Splash, a film that combined an engaging narrative with some fantastic performances.

Utterly predictable and unconvincing .

* Film comes close to the cusp of being too pretentious.

An overall message so wonderfully delivered directly through Michael Stuhlbarg riveting monologue in the final act of the film.

I have seen many films that I think portray that first love experience in a more compelling way for the audience (I would strongly recommend Beautiful Thing if you're a fan of this genre).

Maybe it captures this too well, as found the first half pretty slow.

Downsides however have a lot to do with the performances with Chalamet at times channelling Labeouf and Hammers character being uninteresting, there's also a pacing issue with large sections being void of interest.

I was bored .

Escapist, but way too pretentious.

But that is why I'm giving it 3 stars, because the plot/story was just boring with a rather unsurprising ending.

By the end, I was struggling to stay awake and actually was mentally urging Elio and Oliver to part.

I felt quite a lot of the scenes were dragged out and unnecessary - can I have a glass of water, for example - and the film could have been half as long and still achieved the same thing.

Far too pretentious for my taste.

This teaches its audience whats its like to feel stunning love & lust.

I'd rather watch paint dry than watch this piece of garbage again.

All of the cast, not only Timothee, had stunning performances that made all of the characters so unique.

The sense of place and time is stunning, thus giving the movie an unique meditative feel.

Occasionally voicing his thoughts aloud as in the novel, we get into Elio's head and can feel his confusion and attempts to come to terms with who he is.

Mostly completely BORING Oscar Bait.

This is a visually stunning film.

I found it slow-going, and banal, and the characters uninteresting.

This is just a waste of time.

Timothee Chalamet is breathtaking and a huge star in the making.

The one truly moving moment was a conversation with father and son that was powerful and brilliant, but they had to carry the film on even longer with yet more slow and inconsequential scenes.

At some time it can be a bit boring and it leaves you with an expectation that stays incomplete.

I thought it was 40 minutes too long and that James Ivory's screenplay was contrived and reminded me of a Gay or should I say Bi Sexual version of Room With A View.

Call me by your name is made out to be an amazing romantic/coming of age film.

The effort to create some tension in a young gay man's coming of age by setting the problem 35 years ago in the early 80s is ineffective, in large part because nobody seems to be aware that AIDS exists.

If you've seen more than three art house films (all of which will be better than this) you'll be bored out of your mind.

Breathtaking.

I just loved how they grew to love each other more with each day as they got comfortable with their attraction and explored their love rather than boxing it in, going from defensive and tension to vulnerable and relieved and this was a joy to watch and Mr. Perlman's (Michael Stuhlbarg) lines to Elio at the end must be one of the most touching and evocative movie lines I've ever heard and the last scene is just heart-wrecking.

I was hoping for another Brokeback Mountain, instead I sat through I film so dull it felt like it was six hours long.

Such a boring movie.

Another mediocre and boring movie, like hundreds of other silly teen novels .

In addition to this, his on-screen chemistry with Hammer is something unusual, it's hard to find two actors able to exude a sexual tension as exquisitely restrained and absorbing, that when it finally explodes an erotic and sensual charge rarely seen in modern cinema gets released.

The cinematography is engaging.

Very good, if slightly predictable for anyone familiar with international movies.

By the time they finally start feeling something for each other (which took forever and a day, through a long grindy, mish-mash of pretty but pointless scenes) - I couldn't care less.

The characters were kind of boring, and didn't really have any specific traits that I could tell you about.

This for me was a long, drawn out, boring, not believable Stealing Beauty.

As he did with the equally colorful , Italy -based romantic drama of "I Am Love" (2009), Guadagnino paints with robust, sometimes subtle cinematic brushstrokes to bring forth an evocative atmosphere of heat, sun, flora and fruit as vivid background to the main story at hand.

The director Luca guadagnino was able to immortalize Andre Aciman's powerful and compelling story so much as to feel yourself reeled in and part of it at the very first minute.

Boring Story.

Tedious .

There are very long sequences of silence, making you relax and take in either a romantic moment or the scenery around them, which I also found poetic at the same time, so I actually have trouble coming up with issues, but I have to admit that I did find the movie slow at times.

Very overrated movie, what makes her attractive is that are was a homosexual couple, but if it was the relationship of a heterosexual couple having a boring summer vacation was equal nominated to the oscars awards?

Handsome newcomer Timothee Chalamet turned out to be just about the only redeeming feature in an otherwise hollow and artificial waste of time.

Tedious slice-of-life .

Over all I cannot flaw this movie it was raw and intense especially with the love making and its movie like this that really set a landmark in cinema

This movie wasted two hours of my life and though I usually waste whole days of my life this has ANGERED ME BEYOND LIMITS.

Too long and dull .

I very much enjoyed it, much of it reminiscent of my own youthful years in the Mediterranean.

It is a visually stunning film, there's simply no other way to describe it.

A boring and overlong erotic film .

Again, I enjoy similar coming-of-age dramas, but this was more of a contrived, overly pretentious attempt to exploit another non-heterosexual narrative.

Such a waste of time to watch it, such a waste of money and resources to make it!

Agonisingly Boring and Pretentious.

In case you haven't already seen this dog turd, here's the gist: For one solid hour we are bored stiff by watching a bunch of unpleasant and irrelevant people doing pretty much nothing at all in a dreary and run down little country place "Somewhere in Northern Italy", as the titles tell us.

Many get that, there's no need to point this out expressly, but this is a very realistic approach to first love, for a long time nothing happens and then - boom.

Breathtaking .

Frankly, very little happens in the movie - it's all just seeing the development of their relationship, which was generic and boring in them becoming familiar with each other and falling in love for no discernible reason.

languid love .

The film captures the languid summer laziness, where meals punctuate swims, naps, trips to town, reading, chatting and playing musical instruments.

The whole book is dull and boring.

The acting is phenomenal and it draws out an intense emotion from every person watching.

Put this snoozer on.

VERY slow-moving gay romance.

A few scenes drag out a little too much - the movie is pretty long for this type of movie, and it get a bit boring, especially during the (sort of) 2nd act.

He has an inability to eat soft boiled eggs, manages to fit a LOT of clothes into one knapsack, can NOT dance like its 1983, and comes across as short tempered and pretentious.

Armie Hammer has to be one of the dullest actors around.

While slow and long stories usually bring out high emotions, this one failed to do that.

Boring Unnecessary long Not authentic performances Can't feel connected to the characters

It is utterly compelling.

The father's scene near the end of the movie made impression on me but the scenes that follow are too cliche to rate this movie high.

If you are a bunch of friends looking for a nice entertaining movie; well, this might not be for you.

I was expecting something like Brokeback Mountain (2005) vol.2 and in the end I walked out with my jaw open and a small tear on the side of my cheec.

Be prepared: the film is quite long; the various pieces of the script take time to fall into place meaning that the completed movie is like one of those one thousand piece jigsaw puzzles that seem too complicated at the beginning but are hugely compelling when finished.

Even with all of these strengths, it can feel unjustifiably slow in some chunks - the feelings intended in them wearing thin quicker than the shots themselves.

Don't waste your time.

Extremely Long and Boring as Hell !!!.

While visually Northern Italy is indeed stunning, the film was insufficient at capturing the typical 80's summer atmosphere across Italian countrysides.

It is utterly boring.

Still you have to sit through 2 hours + of boring melodrama to get to it.

At least four of us would have switched the film to something else if we were watching it at home simply out of sheer boredom.

I feel empty after the movie.

James Ivory's brilliantly adapted script examines the nature of love and sex while simultaneously giving us a deeply moving coming of age tale surrounding a tortured soul.

Im not against homosexuality or anything, but this film is utterly pointless,I waited and waited and waited for something special to happen the entire film and in that constant search of a memorable scene, the credits roll.

The problem is that the connection between the two men is purely based in sexual attraction, which makes for an inherently boring story (actually it's a non story).

The setting appeared to me, at first, a little too pretentious: wealthy, cultivated jewish family who switch from Italian speaking to French, English and even German; art, literature, classical music and apparently not a single worry in the world.

Simple coming of age film .

A Truly Breathtaking Piece Of Cinema .

But the direction could have been tighter, in my opinion, and the film is too long.

The film is languid and sun drenched, creating visually what a summer spent lounging in the Italian countryside must feel like.

I like slow films.

This movie wanted to be "carol" but with a mix of pretty cinematography that felt once again pretentious.

"Call Me by Your Name" is an overrated, disappointing and boring gay romance.

Way, way too long and unengaging .

Timothee Chalamet's performance is absolutely stunning.

It's just another silly and boring movie for a teen audience, with the difference that it's two boys and not a boy and a girl...

The cinematography looks stunning.

The cinematography is stunning, and the camera languishes in its beautiful setting, allowing us to watch a beautiful love story develop.

but the story was dull.

One cliché after another.

* At times the film is boring and really struggles when nothing happens.

He was stunning in every way possible.

There's nothing happening in it's 2 hours and a bit long runtime.

So boring and too much monologue that didn't reveal any of the depth of the character.

The cinematic production is simple yet is very powerful, engaging you in the movie itself from the third person point of view.

His eye for breathtaking visuals is apparent in this film.

The drama is slow and drawn-out, so action-film fans will be asleep within the first 30 minutes.

The story is very predictable, though nicely shot.

This was a very touching story of coming of age.

The opening phrase "somewhere in the north of Italy" is a prologue to the fascinating story of fairy-tale happiness, which is the meeting of a highly educated intellectual and a young creative personality, separated at the age of a couple of decades, and then suddenly converging, revealing a commonality of mutual feelings.

I couldn't face it and four of us walked out.

Direction- absolutely stunning...

One of the best things about this film has to be that even being a coming of age story it never assumes a life-changing experience turns you into an all wise human who becomes ready for any kind of challenge ahead.

I understand how a story like this could be romantic to some but it also seemed wildly confusing and painful (remember that summer I had sex with that grown man who got married and still calls me?

Homosexual, coming of age, erotic drama.

Starts off slow...

Boring, Slow and Long .

This film is truly sensational, touching, and highly enjoyable.

For me, this is a very slow movie about a couple of bland, unengaging people.

It moves at a snails pace and gets real boring real quick.

My Name Is Boring.

This is self-indulgent filmmaking at its best.

The first one hour or so was utterly boring with nothing going on.

You'd guess he'd have the theory of mind ability to place himself in her shoes, especially since he now knows how intense and important love can be.

The characters are engaging, the emotions are raw and palpable.

The character development was lovingly drawn out in exquisite detail - Thomas' love of the mountains and his defensive loneliness, Damien's scholastic ambition and his growing feelings for Thomas.

Though plodding and a bit of a slog, the mood is what you go for.

All the pretentious dialogue, the foreign languages, the academic posturing, cannot change the fact that two people wanting to have sex with one another is interesting for about a hot minute.

It withholds me from getting immersed in Elio's character and the love story.

Way Too Long .

Wish I had walked out after 15 minutes so that I could get my money back .

pretentious and grotesquely bourgeois, over-acted, miscast .

Timothee Chalamet was brilliant and deserves every award he gets for his awe inspiring work.

While physically he seems too old for the role (sparking some unnecessary controversy over the age gap between the two characters), he has a natural chemistry with Chalamet that is riveting.

A summer of intense passion is bound to have a short lease as Oliver has to go back to the States.

The languid pace that allows the revolutionary love to grow like ripening fruit is just right for those of us who long for the magical, bucolic Lombardy region at summer with lunches that last delightfully forever.

Extremely boring, weak & annoying characters.

The film is also a beautiful coming of age film as Elio struggles with embracing his identity and its stigma, juxtaposed against the older Oliver's hardened experience and slight disillusionment with his own.

Zzzzzz.

Don't waste your time.

By doing so, it flattened the tension for me, and reduced the romance to a cliché.

Timotheé Chalamet is a joy to behold on screen as a coming of age youth in the throws of self-identification and self-legitimization.

Utterly stunning, the language, the visuals.

Don't waste your time.

It's a film that so beautifully captures the intense sensuality of this critical period of our lives, and, in effect, becomes wholly relatable in the most subtle way.

Timothee Chalamet's performance was stunning.

slightly inane &/or confusing & contrived much of the time.

And before you know it you're left with an empty void in the shape of an Oliver (also goes by the name of Elio).

It took me two sittings on different transatlantic flights to get through Luca Guadagnino's much vaunted coming of age film.

Disappointing to the point of being boring.

All I wanted to do after watching the film was to book the first best airplane to a small beautiful Italian village and spend my time there exploring the breathtaking nature by foot (or bike) and eat delicious food.

It's worth mentioning the fascinating work of the protagonist's parents, Amira Casar and Michael Stuhlbarg, especially the father's due to his tearful monologue, brimming with understanding and power, he expresses and encloses unusual skills.

I was expecting this to be your usual schmaltzy, predictable romantic drama, just with a same-sex couple.

The sunlit beauty as each summer day passes initially masks the emotions, and the stunning setting, people, colors, and music is accentuated by the camera work of cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom.

Total waste of time and money!

A simple but lovely film about teenage angst and love set against the backdrop of stunning scenery.

It was bland and boring for most of the film and felt way too long.

Don't waste your time with this tacky movie.

A film that is slow and character-study driven can be very entertaining, yet most tend to come across as artsy and pretentious.

The movie was way too long for the thoughts their were trying to portray.

As it stands, instead of eroticism, we get a rather staid and dull series of coyly filmed encounters - and let's not forget that tree!

Boring.

The smartness, candor and gentleness of this unexpected love story goes beyond anything I've ever seen.

If you have ever stumbled upon an Insta story of a brunch table with a polo shirt lightly hanged on the brim of the chair, a visibly used Penguin edition of a Thomas Mann roman and a moleskin notebook full of pretentious calligraphy, all serving as props, welcome to Guadanino's world.

As it is, the whole thing is quite dull and certainly kept going when it should have ended a few scenes prior to where it did.

A slow, cautious beginning, which leads to a monumental ending.

I found the pace somewhat slow though.

It's highly debatable that this film belongs in the Best Picture category, even with all of the believable content, at its core you feel empty at the end of it.

And finally there are a few moments, especially in the long dragged out parts, that I think the directing could have been better.

Chalamet's performance here is stunning, the emotion in his eyes and his face is so real that the viewer feels it too.

The movie is far too long, too empty and unconvincing, and the only bright moment of it is the scene at the very end, when ending credits start and Timothee Chalamet shows his true skill, making everyone who has ever been brokenhearted relive that memory.

it got slower.

This is sub-mediocre cinema for the pretentious mass of moviegoers.

And i must reply to stupid remarks : TOO SLOW ?

The movie was boring and the sequence of the story is tedious and stodgy

The lingering scenes throughout the movie and beautiful setting along with the romance between Elio and Oliver is breathtaking and has you wishing that this kind of love could find you and just takes your breath away.

Bored to death .

It's not a terrible film, it's just a bit creepy, unbelievable, and very slow without much payoff...

But what makes "Call Me By Your Name" such a phenomenal film is its gripping sense of feeling.

Three of us found this incredibly slow, far too long and were aching for it to finish.

The surroundings are evocative and idilic: 80´s countryside Italy.

One could argue that the relatively large age gap between the two is responsible for and lack of chemistry, however several films have pulled off much more compelling stories with an even more significant difference in age.

I find many romance movies involving young people tend to get very cliché ridden.

The cinematography is breathtaking, the locations beautiful, and the music perfection.

As I said, there are clues that all of this is absolutely the wrong thing to do, but the audience will overlook these clues and view the movie as a wonderful coming of age movie.

Zero chemistry between the two male leads - Armie looked nervous as hell and the kid was dull.

Call Me Horrible, Boring & Lame .

I haven't read the book, but the screenplay lacks any kind of conflict, which makes it BORING.

typical white romance - enjoyable though .

) and I was so disappointed - it was long, slow, and not very romantic.

The film uses its slow burn pacing to build up the relationships and sexual tension between Elio and Oliver, using its incredible screenplay to build an intellectual and emotional connection between them.

Timothée Chalamet is extraordinary and his performance is compelling.

Meaningless conversations, complete lack of logic and overall in general ABSOLUTE BOREDOM, that may be the worst screenplay ever written.

It's analogous to going to a restaurant and ordering the most bland dish of all time and drinking tap water.

Stunning .

Guadagnino specializes in slow films that explore character's hidden wants and needs.

Second of all, the story line was too slow and boring and nothing was happening.

Stunning.

Slow, methodical, contrived and uneventful.

His acting is stunning.

Although the cast gives brave, strong performances and the film is beautifully shot, it does have a sense of pacing that that's a little languid for my taste.

In contrast, Timothée Chalamet, the cast of Elio, is stunning.

But there are issues that made this film dull and kind of unbearable.

Some scenes left me with some mild confusion due to a lack of explanation and a lack of subtitles (Wether it's my partial deafness of the beautiful Italian language).

Had it been between a man and a woman, I would have felt similarly bored.

And like so many misguided filmmakers who think ennui is a substitute for atmosphere and action, the writer and director have us following Elio through the boring pattern of his life.

"Call Me by Your Name" is one of the more tedious gay-themed films I have seen.

The production values and direction are excellent, and I would go so far to say that this was easily the most engaging and emotional love story I have ever seen depicted in film by a country mile as not a single viewer will watch it and not think back to their own first love, so the journey the characters go on becomes very personal for the viewer too.

Their awkward chemistry perfectly compliments the slow developing relationship between Elio and Oliver in the film.

In the final scene of the film, the audience will feel the intense melancholy Elio is experiencing, while life continues around him.

As it was, it became tedious.

Best Coming of Age Story in The History of Motion Picture.

Pointless, long, meandering scenes early on.

Call me by your name at its core is about conflict and confusion, specifically those in one's tender age of adolescent.

Yet here we are with one of the most engrossing dramatic journeys of last year.

It is an Oscar worthy performance-at once charming, evocative and tender.

Taste in movies like taste in Art or decorating is very individual and obviously many people love this sweet pretty movie but I was disappointed yet still enjoyed it.

It's a beautiful film, set in a beautiful rural Italian setting with a stunning cast.

The picturesque views of Northern Italy were just fascinating!

Hear me out: It's about a young gay man who is attracted to the boring hunk who comes to stay.

When Oliver shows up, the script says Elio is interested, but Chalamet is completely incapable of displaying interest or attraction or lust or any emotion other than petulant boredom.

A satisfactory ending and good score and cinematography prevent it from being an outright bad movie, but it was nothing more than a boring, plodding romance to me.

The film extremely bored me.

BREATHTAKING .

The air is full of the sounds of birdsong, songs that will be evocative to anyone who has spent a summer in Europe when young.

For younger people, the pace must be painfully slow - that's definitely the most courageous aspect of the film, it replicates the narrative structure of the book and allows its story to breathe and slowly grow on you.

overrated and boring movie .

Although the stars are memorable, it is the tone of the environment that sets the mood, often setting off emotions through careful cinematography and a series of engaging colors with the backdrop of an Italian landscape, mixed with the simplicity of a peach farm.

Elio's father speech, which so many consider a highlight of the film, I found contrived - like what the writer imagined his father would say, or what he wished his father had said - about how pure his love with Oliver was.

Otherwise as boring as watching paint dry..

It is by far the most visually stunning, with a ravishing, soft color palette that brings the hazy Italian summer to life.

I also know intellectual banter and pretentious meanderings when I hear it, and that part didn't ring true either.

Too long and boring.

Terrible Pretentious Nonsense.

Every actor delivers an incredible driving performance, shaping a compelling and all too familiar tale of coming of age and romance and heartbreak.

Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer are both brilliant in this film as the two who find companionship in an unexpected place, and Michael Stuhlbarg is wonderful as the professor.

a liberal slow piece .

Pretentious (another reviewer here nailed it - "smug and self congratulatory"), dull, aimless, confused, no stakes, no conflict, no structure...

It's a too slow and somewhat tedious.

It's not a Hollywood drama, and while it shouldn't be and certainly doesn't try to be, it was slow at times.

Armie Hammer makes Oliver seem like a pretentious showboating creep, and the random acting from happy, to laughing, to dancing in the street, to screaming,t o anger...

might be the most exciting director working today.

I was expecting too much I guess, especially the ending was very dull and boring.

Sexist, pretentious and thoroughly underwhelming slop.

Why, it even works in suburbia with boring, run-of-the-mill people and boring heterosexual relationships!

Slow paced and pretentious.

For one thing, it was way too long, at least a half hour more than necessary.

NOTHING HAPPENING ?

This well put together coming of age film is one of the best i've ever seen in my life time.

Long, tedious, occasionally rewarding and very, very art house.

Luca Guadagnino manages to extract the very best out of his actors: Armie Hammer's performance shows unprecedented depth and Timothee Chalamet is the essence of awe inspiring acting, this film will land him an Oscar nomination at the very least.

The setting: the italian countryside the characters: ridiculously enthusiastic professors, grad students, and a talented, bold adolescent who transcribes schoenberg and reads voraciously (+ various caricatures of italians) the dialogue: quotes from seventeenth century french drama, analysis of heraclitus and hegel, which fall entirely too short to add anything, but are thrown there to display how smart these people are how much more pretentious and grotesquely bourgeois can you get?

Maybe my empathy towards Elio is greater due to the fact the first time I saw this film I was dealing with my own heartbreak which made my overwhelming sadness become strangely beautiful, but also more intense: after being intoxicated with a sensory overload of rich Italian summer landscapes, a gorgeous soundtrack, peaches, and wonderful characters.

I definitely think you should check this one out and if it is too slow for you, then you can still stop watching.

Then, hideously and for NO reason, these two straight men start having sex with each other, and the film goes from boring to horror.

This film verged on pretentious.

There is no story.

Timothee Chalamet delivers a stunning performance as a confused young man looking for someone to love.

There is too many things wrong with the film, too long too boring...

The story was extremely slow and disengaging.

Plus, I had a hard time connecting with the characters initially because they felt so pretentious.

It feels pretentious, drawn out and overall like someone is slowly draining my soul.

This movie was above all, slow and boring.

This movie is so boring that i already lost my interest halfway of the movie.

There was lots of unnecessary scenes which dragged on and made me uninterested.

My only gripe would probably be the pacing, which is purposefully slower in nature.

Oliver should be just a few years older than Elio, while Hammer looks like (at least) 15 year older than a younger actor, and on the screen there is a striking encounter of a grown up, bored older man seducing a half his age ( and still under age) boy.

Call Me By Your Name is a romance as much about adolescent coming of age as it is about the vagaries of love in any form or any age.

Bad acting, unrealistic and slow story line .

Powerful and absorbing.

With a soundtrack ruled by classical music, we have many symphonies already known by moviegoers, and even sometimes getting strange in some moments of the film, in the general context it is beautiful, especially when some tone is used acutely in a certain scene, scaring the viewer and character, it's as if the movie sometimes screams, "Hey, do not sleep, look at me," and the film needs it, especially because of its slow pace, which seeks an exploration of the Italian landscapes, after half an hour nausea, the film could easily take about 20 minutes less.

It's a little bit boring.

A coming of age story about a gay man who falls in love with an older student; this film is a slow burn.

A Sensual, Coming of Age Awakening .

While I enjoyed it, it certainly didn't grab me like that.

This review is merely a thank you note for Timothée Chalamet for blessing us with a breathtaking performance.

The pacing is very slow and the runtime is overlong.

3) Cinematography: Way, way too many shots that just go on forever, with nothing happening.