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Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur) Reviews

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November 12, 2013
To fully appreciate the pleasures of Pascal Chaumeil's debut feature, Heartbreaker, it helps to know-and love-Dirty Dancing.
January 19, 2013
Like "How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days," only funnier, fresher. And French.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 16, 2011
This is fun, frothy screwball stuff that won't demand much more cerebral participation than reading the subtitles. But, like Duris, it should charm your pants off.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 10, 2011
A romantic comedy with a decidedly French twist ... There's bound to be a Hollywood remake, but you can be sure it won't have anything like the same élan.
December 27, 2010
The formulaic feel of (this) enjoyable rom-com leads one to suspect the French are now making films with a clear view to being Hollywoodised.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 23, 2010
In being farcical instead of cute, Heartbreaker reveals itself as a welcome treat. It leaves you knowingly happy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 20, 2010
While it opens with a promising start, this quickly becomes a vacuous and formulaic romantic comedy.
December 20, 2010
A romantic comedy that is charming and light as a souffle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 15, 2010
A light and fluffy internationalised French rom-com, stripped of any quirkiness and with little heat generated between Vanessa Paradis and Roman Duris as romantic leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 15, 2010
At its core, the film fails to convince us
December 15, 2010
A funny and utterly charming romantic comedy
November 28, 2010
Heartbreaker really isn't terrible - there are a few moments of manic slapstick and the actors are charismatic even when their characters are boorish. But it's a movie for people who think movies are about wasting time.
Full Review | Original Score: 81/100
November 21, 2010
"Unapologetically silly."
| Original Score: 4/5
November 4, 2010
Heartbreaker is a French attempt at an American romantic comedy. At this endeavor it is a total success - in the sense that it's as trite and contrived as most of our romcoms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 29, 2010
It ain't all "Breathless" and "Jules and Jim" in Paris, apparently; they can churn out glossy, formulaic entertainment like "Heartbreaker," too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 27, 2010
Manages to be such a pleasant little soufflé of a movie that it's hard not to like it on its own terms.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 22, 2010
Hollywood should sit up and take notice of how to revitalize the romantic comedy with the fresh and original spin from director Pascal Chaumeil in his feature film debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 22, 2010
"Heartbreaker" has some amusing moments and gorgeous settings (the Riviera), but it never achieves the smooth slickness director Pascal Chaumeil aims for.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 8, 2010
What "Heartbreaker" lacks in suspense it makes up for in charm, especially when Duris and Paradis start re-enacting numbers from "Dirty Dancing."
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 3, 2010
Pascal Chaumeil's debut rom-com gets by with a little help from Romain Duris and the enduring beauty of Vanessa Paradis. He may not be so lucky next time.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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