Language of a Broken Heart - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Language of a Broken Heart Reviews

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Brent Simon
April 24, 2013
Exactly the movie that one expects it to be -- a frustrating quality for some, but smooth medicine for those who trust and like writer-actors' puppy dog tales that unfold loosely in the vein of Ed Burns.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Lindsey Cherner
Austin American-Statesman
March 28, 2013
Don't expect to fall head-over-heels for this tale of a nice guy finishing last, but you'll appreciate its quirks, insight and humor.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kam Williams
Sly Fox
March 24, 2013
An entertaining enough Prodigal Son drama about a just-dumped love guru who finds the girl of his dreams when he returns home from the big city to lick his wounds.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
March 7, 2013
Nothing terribly special here, but perfectly played and a spiritual cousin to such early '90s indies as "Naked in New York" and "Ed's Next Move."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
April 11, 2013
Take (500) Days of Summer and Garden State, strip away their charms and you end up with Language of a Broken Heart, a handsomely shot but tired pile-up of indie rom-com clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 29, 2013
Language of a Broken Heart might have made a passable Hallmark or Lifetime TV movie, cushioned by the TV-movie context. But as a theatrical prospect, it's a fail.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times
March 14, 2013
Just don't expect to fall hard for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 8, 2013
The rom-com genre keeps scraping bottom, and this particular annoyance is about as low as you can get.
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
March 8, 2013
Part of the limp-rag ambience is due to Talt, who seems to be channeling Sarah Jessica Parker - which, unsurprisingly, does not work.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
March 7, 2013
Lacks complexity, realism, wit and sophistication. Julie White radiates panache, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.48/10
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
March 7, 2013
It's an inoffensive, undercooked film without much to say, but there are flashes of potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
March 5, 2013
Today's romantic comedies may be the most dire product being rolled off American filmmaking assembly lines.
Drew Hunt
Slant Magazine
March 2, 2013
A feigned attempt at a stereotypically quirky indie film that has virtually nothing in the way of formal sophistication or narrative ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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