30 Beats (2012)



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Ten disparate New Yorkers are connected by a summer heat wave and a series of steamy sexual encounters in 30 Beats, featuring an ensemble cast that includes Lee Pace, Condola Rashad, Justin Kirk, Thomas Sadoski, and Jennifer Tilly. Written, produced and directed by Alexis Lloyd, the film is a light-hearted exploration of seduction, spontaneity and self-discovery that's as sultry and vibrant as the city in which it's set. -- (C) Official Site

Rating: R (for sexual content, nudity and language)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Alexis Lloyd
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 9, 2012
Box Office: $14.7k
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Critic Reviews for 30 Beats

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (12)

This umpteenth variation on Schnitzler's classic play La Ronde fails to arouse.

Full Review… | July 20, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

In "30 Beats," the conversational foreplay is hopelessly flaccid.

Full Review… | July 19, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

Despite the presence of such actors as Lee Pace, Jennifer Tilly, Justin Kirk, Thomas Sadoski and Paz de la Huerta, there is no character insight allowed by the bumper-car storytelling.

Full Review… | July 19, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

That's all that happens: drift from one unrealized, uninteresting character to another.

Full Review… | July 19, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

"30 Beats" goes on to a meandering orgasm of multiple, less-than-dangerous liaisons meant to titillate, fascinate and illuminate. But once the sweat dries, it irritates.

Full Review… | July 19, 2012
New York Daily News
Top Critic

This wisp of a movie, inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's play "La Ronde," offers only hints of the complicated personalities behind the characters' sleek, well-toned surfaces.

Full Review… | July 19, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for 30 Beats


I watched the movie, rated it and went to RT to paste my review from Words on my computer and I was shocked to see 5% on the ratings and mostly bad words for this, if you ask me, very smooth viewing!

This social study/romance film, written and directed by Alexis Lloyd was delightful to watch, especially that the stories were excellently interwoven to give you the understanding of the journey the characters were on. Very fresh casting of familiar but somehow not too popular faces, included Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Jason Day, Vahina Giocante, Paz de la Huerta ("Enter the Void") and Lee Pace ("The Fall") and all of them preformed very well.

Ten characters displayed different views and understandings of love and desire, each one caught beyond his or her control in a chain reaction of seduction, impulses and self-discovery. And this is not a typical romantic comedy you are used to these days - there is no wonder people reacted negatively! From the first moment starts rolling like avalanche... and never stops...

Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

An awkward tale of sex during a supposed heat wave in NYC. The heat wave has nothing to do with anything. A couple has sex, then we follow one of the participants to another encounter. After that sexual escapade, we follow the partner to another bout of sex, etc. until we come full circle back to the 2nd partner in the first scene. Boring beyond belief. Nothing titillating in any of it. Some nudity by Vahina Giocante is nice though.

Wow! This is bad. I kept it on just to see if it could get worse. And, guess what, it did! It's like any Cinemax (Skinemax!) soft core porn show, with all the bad acting and zero plot. But, none of the sex!

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