The Five Heartbeats Reviews

August 16, 2017
Robert Townsend co-wrote, directed and stars in the film, one whose sincerity does a lot to cover the amateurishness with which the film was made.
September 7, 2011
February 22, 2011
The rise and fall of a flashy, fictional 1960s rock group.
January 11, 2007
February 5, 2006
The charitable might be tempted to describe The Five Heartbeats as wholesome and well-intentioned -- but so is a 6-year-old who just crayon-scrawled "I love cookies" on the living room wall.
October 4, 2005
June 14, 2005
October 19, 2004
An underrated drama about the ups and downs of a Temptations-like r&b group with solid acting and fine music. If you haven't seen it, rent it. It's worth it.
January 23, 2004
September 1, 2003
November 8, 2002
August 9, 2002
August 3, 2002
July 30, 2002
March 1, 2002
A once or future 'VH1 movie that rocks.'
January 1, 2000
March 29, 1991