Heartbound Reviews

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September 14, 2018
Heartbound is a frustrating work to watch about a potentially fascinating subject. It raises more questions than it answers, with one of the main questions being what it is the filmmakers really wanted to show and explore.
May 22, 2019
Heartbound offers an intimate glimpse into the human condition that one hopes to find in the best of documentaries.
September 24, 2018
The narrative will hold viewers' interest as they find out what has happened to these couples and individuals over the years ... Otherwise, the film may be frustratingly evasive.
September 12, 2018
There's this marriage of Metz's more cinematic approach to these lives and Plambech's academic observance ... sometimes such a clash of method works, sometimes not.
September 11, 2018
Even when filtered through this abstraction, the film cannot erase an imbalance of power: of Heartbound's ensemble, those most affected by lovesickness are elderly white men; the women are instead homesick.
September 11, 2018
Profound in its documentation of ... humble, indomitable survivors, Heartbound is a work of great insight, and a very engaging movie.
September 9, 2018
The stories in the film are compelling and will haunt you long after the closing credits.
September 9, 2018
Heartbound explores the complex dynamics of globalization, arranged marriages, and extreme poverty as they intersect between Denmark and Thailand.
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