• R, 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Alexis Lloyd
    In Theaters:
    Jul 20, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Oct 9, 2012
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30 Beats Reviews

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Dan Kaufman
Paste Magazine

As an experiment, 30 Beats is an uneven, if not entirely uninteresting, failure. In its attempt to be modern and titillating, it actually distances and confounds.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 5.9/10

July 26, 2012
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

A date movie for narcoleptics.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

August 2, 2012
Diego Costa
Slant Magazine

While it lends itself to some interesting insight on the politics of non-exclusive, ****-buddy dynamics, its characters are ultimately too one-dimensional and their dialogue too theatrical to sustain an involving cinematic experience.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

July 19, 2012
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
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That's all that happens: drift from one unrealized, uninteresting character to another.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle

July 19, 2012
Robert Levin

The characters are props in what's essentially a lame screenwriting exercise.

Full Review Source: amNewYork | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 23, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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"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 Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

July 19, 2012
Brian Orndorf

Unfortunately, the filmmaker mistakes inertia for sensuality, keeping the material in a frustrating state of paralysis.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: D+

July 19, 2012
Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] Marginally enhanced by the presence of a few experienced actors (Jennifer Tilly, Paz De La Huerta, Lee Pace), writer-director Alexis Lloyd's Manhattan-set sexual roundelay is a shoddy feature debut.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: D

July 20, 2012
Sara Stewart
New York Post
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In "30 Beats," the conversational foreplay is hopelessly flaccid.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 19, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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It is absolutely terrible.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 17, 2012
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 19, 2012
Ronnie Scheib
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The jazz-scored pic relies heavily on quirkiness to round out shaky characterizations and inject interest into otherwise forgettable pairings.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 19, 2012
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Where the original play "La Ronde" was a social satire about the transmission of venereal disease, "30 Beats" is a sickly stepchild.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 19, 2012
Matt Singer
Time Out New York
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The flaccid execution of this promiscuous-New Yorkers circle jerk is more worthy of the clap than a round of applause.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

July 17, 2012
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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It means to be an interconnected story, in which one coupling leads to another in increasingly ridiculous fashion, until you're not only no longer interested, you're grinding your teeth, hoping it will end.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 1/5

July 19, 2012
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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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 Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 19, 2012
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Under the circumstances, even first-rate New York stage actors like Thomas Sadoski and Justin Kirk seem uncertain and tentative.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 1/4

July 18, 2012
Erica Abeel
Film Journal International

A heat wave draws a group of New Yorkers into a ring of seduction and desire in this shoddy exercise marked by posturing and pretention.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

July 19, 2012
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

The actors barely seem to dip their toes into these scenes, even when they're involved in a ménage a trois or an elaborate bondage scheme.

Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine

July 20, 2012
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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This umpteenth variation on Schnitzler's classic play La Ronde fails to arouse.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

July 20, 2012
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