Charly (A Heartbeat Away) Reviews

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Eric D. Snider
November 16, 2002
It is a likable story, told with competence.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 17, 2002
'Charly' will divide its audience in two separate groups, those reaching for more tissues and those begging for mercy...
| Original Score: B-
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
A competent but self-righteous film that offers little insight into love or faith.
| Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 10, 2003
If religious films aren't your bailiwick, stay away. Otherwise, this could be a passable date film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 24, 2003
The film is old-fashioned, occasionally charming and as subtle as boldface.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Chute
L.A. Weekly
January 23, 2003
The movie is too amateurishly square to make the most of its own ironic implications.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 12, 2003
Beers, who, when she's given the right lines, can charm the paint off the wall ... [but] the script goes wrong at several key junctures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
October 7, 2002
Charly comes off as emotionally manipulative and sadly imitative of innumerable past Love Story derisions.
| Original Score: C
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 7, 2002
Imagine the CleanFlicks version of 'Love Story,' with Ali MacGraw's profanities replaced by romance-novel platitudes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 3, 2002
The romance between the leads isn't as compelling or as believable as it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

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March 16, 2011
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
December 2, 2003
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Arizona Republic
January 24, 2003
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