Lawless Heart - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Lawless Heart Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
June 19, 2011
Mildly engaging melodrama that's more sharply written than directed.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 30, 2004
Subtle in its use of cause and effect, Lawless Heart is a light-hearted study of relationships and regret, of last chances and lessons in love.
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Emily Russin
Seattle Times
August 29, 2003
A guy's flick whose charms are many and faults are few.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
August 22, 2003
A modern and mature story about love and loving, a film as intelligent as it is charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
George Varga
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 1, 2003
Like so many British movies, it seems made for actors who make what they humanly can of it, their expertise meshing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
July 10, 2003
Lawless Heart is so well crafted, so original, that each overlapping scene swells with new life and interpretation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Adam Nayman
July 8, 2003
The skill with which these temporalities are connected is considerable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
June 13, 2003
Never shouts out its emotional explorations. Instead, it employs a soft, secure voice, and the viewer is lulled even more by the authentic, unadorned performances of a strong ensemble.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
June 6, 2003
There is a real honesty to this British comedy-drama that is appealing, and which also makes its soap-opera plot a bit easier to swallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
June 6, 2003
Complex but never confusing -- thanks to the three-act structure, which replays the same moments from different perspectives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Shawn Levy
May 16, 2003
Teems with insights into the human condition revealed by an unusually smart script and a wonderfully committed cast.
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
May 15, 2003
The writing-directing pair of Neil Hunter and Tom Hunsinger create a fairly seamless patchwork, although the novelty starts to wear thin by the third layer.
| Original Score: 3/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
May 15, 2003
The humor is hit-and-miss, and your laughter ratio will depend on your affinity for subtle, dry British wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
May 9, 2003
It's an intriguing experience.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 8, 2003
Shows us small revelations only an opened heart can grasp.
| Original Score: B+
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
May 2, 2003
As it stands, Tim's story rescues the movie, but barely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
May 2, 2003
The filmmakers use the characters to talk about ... issues without being pedantic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
May 1, 2003
It's dedicated to a fuller understanding of the human condition, a deeper appreciation of everything we take for granted in even the messiest melodramas.
| Original Score: 4/4

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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Derek Elley
March 27, 2009
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Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
Julie Myerson
Daily Mail (UK)
January 6, 2004
Alexander Walker
London Evening Standard
December 15, 2003
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Houston Chronicle
September 8, 2003

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
September 3, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003
Bill Gallo
Dallas Observer
June 6, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 30, 2003
Nick Schager
Nitrate Online
March 14, 2003
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January 10, 2002
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