Heartbeats Reviews

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May 28, 2011
It's likeable enough, though there's far too much slow motion.
May 27, 2011
Lushly, not to say swishly made, the whole thing is really just a pseudo-poetic trifle.
May 26, 2011
There is something rather flimsy about Heartbeats. That said, it certainly shows that Dolan has quite a career ahead of him.
May 26, 2011
Hipster's delight.
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.
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.
April 15, 2011
Spends 100 minutes dispensing painful examples of how infatuation turns people into idiots.
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.
March 24, 2011
Alas, although Heartbeats is quite lovely to look at, there isn't much going on after all.
March 17, 2011
"Heartbeats" charts its own course.
March 17, 2011
A pretty decent film in its own right, and a remarkably good one if you consider the filmmaker turns 22 this month.
March 10, 2011
All the dramatic protraction gets at both a heaviness of romantic desire and emotional viscosity.
March 3, 2011
Dolan is proving to be adept at and unafraid of teasing out the flaws of his characters, seemingly more concerned with whether they are interesting than whether an audience will like them.
Top Critic
March 1, 2011
It's a bright, slight romp that seems to want to zero in on the pain and trauma of romantic obsession. If the filmmaker weren't having such fun mocking characters who fall hard while pretending not to, it might just be able to achieve that.
February 26, 2011
The triangulations of their desire are amusing but Dolan, as a director, is all attitude.
February 25, 2011
"Heartbeats" looks good, and it has some funny dialogue. But there isn't enough to sustain the film's running time.
February 24, 2011
The new movie confirms Mr. Dolan as a wildly talented, carelessly extravagant filmmaker nakedly in thrall to idols like Wong Kar-wai, Jean-Luc Godard, Franois Truffaut, Bernardo Bertolucci and Pedro Almodvar.
February 24, 2011
The film couples high comedy with spiritual solitude. That's not just a slo-mo stunt, it's a cockeyed triumph.
February 24, 2011
It contains all the passion and drama that animated I Killed My Mother, but carried across with greater assurance and technique.
February 23, 2011
[A] madly stylish Montreal-made delight...
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