A Heartbeat Away Reviews

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Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
March 18, 2011
I'm describing it as being like the pilot for a cheesy 90s sitcom that no television network wanted to buy.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Giles Hardie
Sydney Morning Herald
March 23, 2011
For those unfortunate enough to be locked in a room with this film, look out for Isabel Lucas' eyewatering recreation of the famous dance scene from Flashdance, for anyone else, take heart in staying away from A Heartbeat Away.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
March 19, 2011
In its lofty ambition to reach the heights of Baz Luhrman inspired fantasy, A Heartbeat Away ends up becoming the worse type of Australian bred fantastical farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Craig Mathieson
sbs.com.au
March 17, 2011
Not only does [Edwards'] approach fail, it nosedives into terminal velocity, rendering A Heartbeat Away an annoying, close to distressing, viewing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Annette Basile
FILMINK (Australia)
March 14, 2011
For the most part, this proves a flat and underwhelming affair which redeems itself with a solid ending and a strong ensemble cast.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 12, 2011
While the film clearly has a good heart, the emotional arc is totally missing and as the tale comes to its climactic conclusion, we feel little of the elation that we should be experiencing
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
March 12, 2011
Struggles to find the right tone to elevate the basic elements to something more than the sum of their parts
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
March 16, 2011
So determined that audiences will love it that it falls into the trap of feel-good cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Anthony Morris
The Vine
March 14, 2011
Seriously: you have no idea how badly you need to make sure you and your loved ones stay away from this.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
March 17, 2011
It's very clunky and very clichéd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
March 18, 2011
Unspeakably bad...This film will do nobody any good and should not have been released.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
March 17, 2011
According to our hipster hero, you can't get more sonically 2011 than Red Hot Chili Peppers. So in the spirit of such whip-smart with-it-ness, a message to all involved with the making of A Heartbeat Away: give it away, give it away, give it away, NOW!
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
March 17, 2011
It smells like desperation to me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Hatherley
Screen International
March 17, 2011
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