30 Beats (2012)



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Ten disparate New Yorkers are connected by a summer heat wave and a series of steamy sexual encounters in 30 Beats, featuring an ensemble cast that includes Lee Pace, Condola Rashad, Justin Kirk, Thomas Sadoski, and Jennifer Tilly. Written, produced and directed by Alexis Lloyd, the film is a light-hearted exploration of seduction, spontaneity and self-discovery that's as sultry and vibrant as the city in which it's set. -- (C) Official Site
R (for sexual content, nudity and language)
Comedy , Romance
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Paz de la Huerta
as The Girl with the Scar (Laura)
Justin Kirk
as The Anthropologist (Adam)
Lee Pace
as The Chiropractor (Matt)
Condola Rashad
as The Virgin (Julie)
Tom Sadoski
as The Speechwriter (Julian)
Thomas Sadoski
as The Speechwriter (Julian)
Jennifer Tilly
as The Psychic (Erika)
Ingeborga Dapkunayte
as The Call Girl (Alice)
Ingeborga Dapkunaite
as The Call Girl (Alice)
Jason Day
as The Bike Messenger (Diego)
Ben Levin (II)
as The Young Man (Sean)
Vahina Giocante
as The Operator (Kim)
David Forman
as Radio DJ
Antone Pagan
as Harlem Concierge
Aliyaah Hashi
as The Other Girl
Ronald Guttman
as Sean's Father
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Critic Reviews for 30 Beats

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (12)

This umpteenth variation on Schnitzler's classic play La Ronde fails to arouse.

Full Review… | July 20, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

In "30 Beats," the conversational foreplay is hopelessly flaccid.

Full Review… | July 19, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

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… | July 19, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

That's all that happens: drift from one unrealized, uninteresting character to another.

Full Review… | July 19, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

"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… | July 19, 2012
New York Daily News
Top Critic

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.

July 19, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for 30 Beats

An awkward tale of sex during a supposed heat wave in NYC. The heat wave has nothing to do with anything. A couple has sex, then we follow one of the participants to another encounter. After that sexual escapade, we follow the partner to another bout of sex, etc. until we come full circle back to the 2nd partner in the first scene. Boring beyond belief. Nothing titillating in any of it. Some nudity by Vahina Giocante is nice though.

Don Schick
Don Schick

Wow! This is bad. I kept it on just to see if it could get worse. And, guess what, it did! It's like any Cinemax (Skinemax!) soft core porn show, with all the bad acting and zero plot. But, none of the sex!

John Miller
John Miller

An enjoyable story that connects them all in the end. It was worth a watch, but it will never need to be repeated.

Heather Metzger
Heather Metzger

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