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Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur) Reviews

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
November 4, 2010
Heartbreaker is a French attempt at an American romantic comedy. At this endeavor it is a total success - in the sense that it's as trite and contrived as most of our romcoms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
September 21, 2010
James Bond meets Don Juan in this charming French romantic comedy.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 28, 2010
Heartbreaker really isn't terrible - there are a few moments of manic slapstick and the actors are charismatic even when their characters are boorish. But it's a movie for people who think movies are about wasting time.
Full Review | Original Score: 81/100
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
September 6, 2010
Heartbreaker's best ideas come courtesy of There's Something About Mary, while its worst are ripped straight from the rom-com boilerplate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
September 20, 2010
Not a complete waste of time, but close.
Simon Weaving
Screenwize
December 15, 2010
A light and fluffy internationalised French rom-com, stripped of any quirkiness and with little heat generated between Vanessa Paradis and Roman Duris as romantic leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mark Demetrius
FILMINK (Australia)
December 20, 2010
While it opens with a promising start, this quickly becomes a vacuous and formulaic romantic comedy.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
December 15, 2010
At its core, the film fails to convince us
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
September 9, 2010
Labors to channel old fashioned Hollywood sophistication as unsuccessfully as any average 21st century rom-com, it just has subtitles and gorgeous Monaco locations to distract you along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
July 29, 2010
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Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
July 2, 2010
For the most part, though, it's way too broad, and its tacit assumption that the heroine is too stupid to twig she's been played is fairly monstrous. Perhaps you just have to be French.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 24, 2010
Romain Duris (Paris) is ridiculously engaging... If only the film had trusted in its own premise, instead of succumbing to the blandness of the conventional.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 10, 2010
Yes, Heartbreaker is diverting, intermittently charming and occasionally funny, but it is also a jumble of jammed-together notions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
September 16, 2010
Alas, it turns out to be just as bad as any routine French romantic comedy -- illogical, inconsistent and sloppily written, a charmless, tasteless, witless waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 23, 2010
It has neither a cynic's conviction nor idealist's perseverance, and its ideas about what a woman wants seem cribbed from bad paperback fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
September 9, 2010
...convoluted and with inferior subtitles, a farce depends mightily on the music to frame the action and this score isn't up to the task.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
September 7, 2010
There's trouble in Paradis-and in a script that prizes frenzy over any actual feeling.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
September 9, 2010
Heartbreaker relies far too heavily on the charm and attractiveness of romantic leads whose chemistry is lukewarm at best to sell a groaning collection of rom-com clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
September 8, 2010
If the ultra-annoying Hitch happened to be a French film (Le Hitch?), it might be welcomed with the same double standard as this slapsticky rom-com...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
July 1, 2010
Duris shows us his comedy chops and his very useful dance moves, and this might even get a Hollywood remake. But the deja-vu factor is a little too high
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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