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Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
December 14, 2008
Cold and intellectual philosophical exposť of how European capitalism developed out of fascism through a mystery story of "corporate soldiers" intrigue.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Steve Rose
Guardian
October 18, 2008
There's no killer revelation, just a graceful telescoping of past into present and a steadily accumulating dread.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
At just under two-and-a-half hours, the movie is a horrible bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
July 9, 2008
Heartbeat Detector works on so many levels at once that its power is difficult to capture.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 3, 2008
As driven by linguistics and euphemism as this film is, it's also a slippery and wonderfully acted drama%u2014Michael Clayton with a far more troubling moral landscape.
| Original Score: 3/4
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
May 16, 2008
A searing indictment of corporate responsibility that will intrigue conspiracy theorists.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
May 15, 2008
An intriguing thriller with strong performances and a dense, complex script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Film4
May 9, 2008
A confronting examination of human evil in all its enduring banality, Heartbeat Detector takes a crooked path towards its bid for some straight talking.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 21, 2008
Though it is in part a stinging commentary on the soullessness of the corporate suit, Nicolas Klotz's film is extremely slow to get on track.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
March 21, 2008
Heartbeat Detector earns its points, arriving at a potent conclusion with a stealth and meticulousness that knocks the wind out of you.
| Original Score: 3/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 19, 2008
Heartbeat Detector doesn't really unfold; when it doesn't drag, it lurches about in fits and starts
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Scott Foundas
Village Voice
March 19, 2008
Klotz walks a perilous tightrope between profundity and pretension without ever tipping into the chasm.
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
March 18, 2008
A cinematic flatliner that was dead on arrival.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ed Scheid
Boxoffice Magazine
March 17, 2008
Director Nicolas Klotz combines an intriguing story with a distinctive ambiance that will appeal to an audience beyond French film aficionados.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Fox
TV Guide
March 14, 2008
A chilling corporate thriller with an intriguing mystery on the surface and a deeply troubling idea at its dark core.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
March 14, 2008
Intriguing, frustrating, exasperating -- the French film Heartbeat Detector succeeds best as a provocation.
| Original Score: 3/5
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
March 13, 2008
It seems that the old dictum of never building a house on an ancient Indian burial ground goes double, if not triple, for corporations.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
March 13, 2008
Director Nicholas Klotz's subtle suspense film Heartbeat Detector comes across like a hybrid of Heart Of Darkness and Michael Clayton, digging into the roots of a psychosis affecting a veteran corporate lackey.
| Original Score: B+
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 12, 2008
It's a thin line between 20th-century Nazism and 21st-century corporate culture in Heartbeat Detector, Nicolas Klotz's rewardingly chilly psychological thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
March 12, 2008
It has haunted me ever since I saw it, with its implied foreboding for the future. Implied and justified in my opinion, and it may become yours if you choose to catch Heartbeat Detector.
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