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Heartbeats Reviews

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Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
August 31, 2011
May be the most raw and visceral cinematic portrayal of infatuation I've ever seen, with nearly every shot conveying aching, unrequited desire.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
In Dolan, the hipster crowd might well have found their latest poster boy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Guardian
May 28, 2011
It's likeable enough, though there's far too much slow motion.
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
May 27, 2011
A subtle and painfully amusing battle of wills.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 26, 2011
Every frame is a joy to look at, and the three leads very appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sloan Freer
Radio Times
May 26, 2011
Ultimately, Dolan's image-led central characters and their shallow, bitchy concerns won't appeal to everyone, but those who've experienced l'amour fou themselves will find plenty to enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ben Walters
Time Out
May 25, 2011
It can seem as if style is all in Dolan's films, but as well as revelling in its pleasures, they also dissect its limitations - sometimes without anaesthetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nicola Balkind
The Skinny
May 25, 2011
Opening with a recurring set of interviews with love scorned young people, Heartbeats lays down a tonne of 20-something sarcasm communicated through tongue-clicks, snide smirks and eye-rolls galore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
May 23, 2011
Sumptuously photographed and elegantly stylised, Heartbeats' exterior is as seductive as Schneider's R-Pattzalike. Dig beneath the surface, though, and there ain't much there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
May 23, 2011
A fizzing delight that tips a nod to the masters of the French New Wave without sacrificing its identity or sense of freshness. Recommended.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 20, 2011
At 21, actor-filmmaker Dolan proves that I Killed My Mother was no fluke. This is even bolder filmmaking that continually takes risks with its material
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 29, 2011
Ultimately what makes "Heartbeats" tick is that it's less about love objects and more about friends who are stuck with each other, for better or worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
April 7, 2011
There are moments of heartbreaking beauty in it - although Dolan is still a work in progress. He'll get better - he's immensely talented - but he's not quite there yet.
Les Wright
culturevulture.net
April 2, 2011
Director Dolan focuses on the fetishes of fashion
Lisa Nesselson
sbs.com.au
April 1, 2011
Mature viewers may grow weary of so much posing but Dolan's take on modern romance and the wear and tear on friendship seems tailor-made for viewers under 25.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 1, 2011
The vibe of the French-Canadian "Heartbeats" is better conveyed by its original title, which needs no translation: "Les Amours Imaginaires."
| Original Score: 3/4
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
March 31, 2011
It's nearly impossible to believe that so young a filmmaker should be so fully formed and have such an arsenal of gifts.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 31, 2011
Not too deep but oh so pretty, "Heartbeats" presents a hyper-stylized look at a love triangle, a sort of "Jules and Jim" for millennials.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Colin Fraser
FILMINK (Australia)
March 30, 2011
While light on plot, this beautifully crafted film captures the emotional plight of its three young protagonists with insight and immediacy.
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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
March 17, 2011
"Heartbeats" charts its own course.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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