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Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur) Reviews

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 24, 2010
Romain Duris (Paris) is ridiculously engaging... If only the film had trusted in its own premise, instead of succumbing to the blandness of the conventional.
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 24, 2010
It sparkles like champagne. It's not the good stuff, but it'll do the trick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 24, 2010
If Heartbreaker were made in America, it would probably star Dane Cook and suck. But, instead, it's French and delightful.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 23, 2010
It has neither a cynic's conviction nor idealist's perseverance, and its ideas about what a woman wants seem cribbed from bad paperback fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Beth Accomando
September 23, 2010
Romantic comedies are generally not my cup of tea but this French film goes down a little easier mainly because lead actor Roman Duris is so much fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
September 22, 2010
In his first feature, TV veteran Pascal Chaumeil demonstrates a flair for schmaltz and pratfalls, evoking nostalgia for a time when French cinema wasn't a farm league for American studios.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
September 21, 2010
James Bond meets Don Juan in this charming French romantic comedy.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
September 20, 2010
Not a complete waste of time, but close.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
September 17, 2010
Chaumeil's comedy cum scenery -- mainly Monte Carlo -- gives the mercurial Romain Duris a chance to show his chops as an homme fatal.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
September 16, 2010
Alas, it turns out to be just as bad as any routine French romantic comedy -- illogical, inconsistent and sloppily written, a charmless, tasteless, witless waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Matt Pais
September 16, 2010
Skips along with a funny, stylish flair that only adds to a brisk yet breezy romanticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
September 13, 2010
The travelogue component of Heartbreaker is its best selling point.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kam Williams
Sly Fox
September 11, 2010
A lighthearted sitcom with enough slapstick and sheer silliness to generate laughs galore for the duration.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
September 10, 2010
A refreshing, pleasantly diverting romantic comedy that offers plenty of laughs, escapism and charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.496/10
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 10, 2010
Yes, Heartbreaker is diverting, intermittently charming and occasionally funny, but it is also a jumble of jammed-together notions.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
September 10, 2010
This is a big screen movie, a whipsmart twist on a particular kind of romantic comedy typically associated with charmless big-budget American studio films.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 10, 2010
A sweetly ingratiating fuzzy navel of a movie...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
September 9, 2010
...convoluted and with inferior subtitles, a farce depends mightily on the music to frame the action and this score isn't up to the task.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
September 9, 2010
Slick entertainment is rarely as, yes, slickly entertaining as it is in Heartbreaker, a French romantic farce that is commercial cinema at its most successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
September 9, 2010
Heartbreaker relies far too heavily on the charm and attractiveness of romantic leads whose chemistry is lukewarm at best to sell a groaning collection of rom-com clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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