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Crimes of the Heart Reviews

April 11, 2013
It is excruciating: a combination of Beth Henley's insistently eccentric screenplay, Bruce Beresford's frenzied direction and the sight of three singular talents on an acting roller coaster with no one riding the brakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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February 9, 2006
Beresford fails to generate sufficient chemistry to bind the performances. Occasional bursts of delicious tragic humour nevertheless make this a not unlikeable 'feminist' mood piece.
July 7, 2005
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May 20, 2003
[It] has the dubious distinction of calling attention to just about everything the play isn't, and was never meant to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
As Spacek, Lange and Keaton clamor for attention, "Crimes of the Heart" becomes less a movie than a three-ring circus, and ringmaster Beresford does little to direct your gaze.
January 1, 2000
There are moments when the movie doesn't seem to know where it's going, but for once that's a good thing because the uncertainty almost always ends with some kind of a delightful, weird surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The Oscar-winning actresses make fine confederates -- their gracious collaboration propelling this happy adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.