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A Heartbeat Away Reviews

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Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

I'm describing it as being like the pilot for a cheesy 90s sitcom that no television network wanted to buy.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: C-

March 18, 2011
Giles Hardie
Sydney Morning Herald

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 Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 1/5

March 23, 2011
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

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 Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 2/5

March 19, 2011
Craig Mathieson

Not only does [Edwards'] approach fail, it nosedives into terminal velocity, rendering A Heartbeat Away an annoying, close to distressing, viewing experience.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

March 17, 2011
Annette Basile
FILMINK (Australia)

For the most part, this proves a flat and underwhelming affair which redeems itself with a solid ending and a strong ensemble cast.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

March 14, 2011
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

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

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 12, 2011
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Struggles to find the right tone to elevate the basic elements to something more than the sum of their parts

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 12, 2011
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

So determined that audiences will love it that it falls into the trap of feel-good cliches.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 16, 2011
Anthony Morris
The Vine

Seriously: you have no idea how badly you need to make sure you and your loved ones stay away from this.

Full Review Source: The Vine | Original Score: 0/5

March 14, 2011
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

It's very clunky and very clichéd.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 17, 2011
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

Unspeakably bad...This film will do nobody any good and should not have been released.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 0/5

March 18, 2011
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

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 Source: Herald Sun (Australia) | Original Score: 0/5

March 17, 2011
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

It smells like desperation to me.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 3/5

March 17, 2011
Frank Hatherley
Screen International
March 17, 2011
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