The Five Heartbeats Reviews

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 11, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 19, 2004
An underrated drama about the ups and downs of a Temptations-like r&b group with solid acting and fine music. If you haven't seen it, rent it. It's worth it.
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 23, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
James Hill
BET.com
November 8, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
February 22, 2011
The rise and fall of a flashy, fictional 1960s rock group.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
February 5, 2006
The charitable might be tempted to describe The Five Heartbeats as wholesome and well-intentioned -- but so is a 6-year-old who just crayon-scrawled "I love cookies" on the living room wall.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
October 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 14, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 1, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Catherine Cantieri
Apollo Guide
August 3, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 66/100
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
March 1, 2002
A once or future 'VH1 movie that rocks.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Entertainment Weekly
March 29, 1991
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
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