De Battre mon Coeur s'est Arrêté (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

De Battre mon Coeur s'est Arrêté (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) Reviews

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May 12, 2006
It's a turgid, seemingly endless trudge through Gallic angst and ennui without one memorable performance, image, line of dialogue or note of music.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
July 8, 2005
Like any remake, it lurks in the shadow of its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 28, 2005
Duris, capable and dull, is no Keitel, 2005 is no 1978, and The Beat That My Heart Skipped is no Fingers.
July 1, 2005
Like most adaptations, Jacques Audiard's Parisian update of James Toback's brilliant 1978 Fingers will have fans of the original wishing it had been left alone.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 8, 2005
[Audiard's] hamhanded touch with the obviously symbolic plot elements results in a static accounting of polar personal themes...lacks spontaneity, authenticity, or suspense.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 30, 2005
With this film Jacques Audiard proves that rotten movies aren't the sole province of Hollywood...107 minutes of pure tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
July 29, 2005
Audiard's baffling underworld etude seems entirely played in a minor key.
July 1, 2005
A mess of pretense, too hip and cool to concern itself with emotional logic or narrative cohesion.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
July 14, 2005
Plays like a piece of mediocre music, gorgeously rendered.
July 21, 2005
The conceit of a strongarm hoodlum doubling as a concert pianist seemed really silly to me back in 1978, and it seems no less silly today.
August 5, 2005
Easy to overlook, and will probably be easy to forget
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 5, 2005
There's plenty of material here, but co-screenwriter/director Jacques Audiard feels compelled to throw in a couple of go-nowhere subplots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 18, 2005
Audiard's film is undeniably infused with a greater sense of realism, yet this stark and elemental drama seems underserved by prosaic realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 27, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 14, 2005
The Beat That My Heart Skipped doesn't replace Fingers, but joins it as the portrait of a man reaching out desperately toward his dying ideals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 29, 2005
This is character-driven film noir, where the violence serves a higher purpose than shocking or titillating an audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 7, 2005
French remake of forgotten 1970s flick Fingers is a strong drama with great direction -- and an excellent lead performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 27, 2005
Has a jumpy and moody vitality.
June 29, 2005
A gorgeous tale...that allows Romain Duris to fully bloom as one of France's finer young actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 28, 2005
Director Jacques Audiard makes us feel exactly what his characters feel, and, for Thomas, that often has to do with how he responds to music.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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