Coeurs (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes


Coeurs (2007)



Critic Consensus: The premise isn't anything new, but director Alain Resnais' attention to detail and smooth camerawork gives this movie a delicate edge.

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Sophie is Thierry's sister and roommate; she spends most of her time trying to find a boyfriend. Thierry is a real estate agent who shows Nicole several apartments. Nicole is looking for a three-bedroom to share with her fiance, Dan, but Dan has little interest in helping her, in fact, his only concern lately is getting drunk and his only acquaintance is the bartender, Lionel. Lionel listens to other people's problems, while his own are enormous. He cares for his sick and hateful father, and when he goes to work at night, Charlotte, a caregiver he has hired, takes over. Charlotte has a few tricks up her sleeve to keep Lionel's cantankerous father in check. The six collide and influence each other's lives in significant ways as they navigate the cold winter months in Paris.

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Critic Reviews for Coeurs

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (24)

What reaches us, most of all, are the hidden, unmet longings that keep the film's Parisian characters from finding true happiness.

October 27, 2007 | Full Review…

The tenderness with which Resnais observes their efforts makes for genuinely enchanting entertainment.

June 23, 2007 | Rating: 4/6 | Full Review…

Private Fears suffers from [director Alain] Resnais' inability to open it up and give it the look and pulse of a film.

June 15, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Resnais shapes affecting performances from a polished cast. He creates a warm, comic melancholy.

June 8, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Resnais has always been an expressionist, using his settings and compositions to evoke the inner states of his characters. Here, tying expressionism to social critique, he becomes an improbable but unmistakable blood brother of Carl Dreyer.

June 8, 2007 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

A film about love and blunders done from the perspective of age, crafted by writer Alan Ayckbourn, 68, and director Alain Resnais, 85. Our younger directors and screenwriters should show this much brilliance and feeling.

June 8, 2007 | Rating: 4/4

Audience Reviews for Coeurs


I felt unattached from what should have been a touching and moving drama theatrical piece. Was the title intended to be Curse?

Nicolas Korovessis
Nicolas Korovessis

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Uneven but beautifully crafted study of the modern malaise of trying to connect. Not all the scenarios ring true but they are skillfully entwined with an affecting score.

Gordon Anderson
Gordon Anderson

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Middle-aged cast sorts out relationship problems so convincing, it's a bore.

William Goss
William Goss

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