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30 Beats Reviews

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
July 20, 2012
This umpteenth variation on Schnitzler's classic play La Ronde fails to arouse.
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
July 19, 2012
In "30 Beats," the conversational foreplay is hopelessly flaccid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
July 19, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
July 19, 2012
That's all that happens: drift from one unrealized, uninteresting character to another.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
July 19, 2012
"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 | Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 19, 2012
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
July 19, 2012
It means to be an interconnected story, in which one coupling leads to another in increasingly ridiculous fashion, until you're not only no longer interested, you're grinding your teeth, hoping it will end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 19, 2012
Where the original play "La Ronde" was a social satire about the transmission of venereal disease, "30 Beats" is a sickly stepchild.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
July 19, 2012
The jazz-scored pic relies heavily on quirkiness to round out shaky characterizations and inject interest into otherwise forgettable pairings.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
July 18, 2012
Under the circumstances, even first-rate New York stage actors like Thomas Sadoski and Justin Kirk seem uncertain and tentative.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Matt Singer
Time Out
July 17, 2012
The flaccid execution of this promiscuous-New Yorkers circle jerk is more worthy of the clap than a round of applause.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
July 17, 2012
It is absolutely terrible.