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Lonely Hearts Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 18, 2009
This is the version that's easily forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Heather Huntington
August 25, 2008
Leto's layered performance as the nattily dressing dandy with no remorse is truly impressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
April 8, 2008
Un buen ejemplo de cine negro, género fuera de moda que aún conserva su encanto.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Noir-ish murder tale is far too dark for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
August 1, 2007
A good, not great, movie that benefits from nice period detail and some strong performances (especially Hayek and Leto), even if the real-life Beck was a heavyset, homely mess not anywhere near as attractive as Hayek.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
July 20, 2007
Except for the fact that innocent lives are lost here, it would be easy to walk away from Lonely Hearts saying "so what?".
| Original Score: 61/100
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
July 2, 2007
Hayek's alluring temptress persona reinvents Beck's obese nag as a sexed up femme fatale, in an exceedingly odd way trumping Leto's wimpy, henpecked unconvincing womanizer.
Scott Collura
IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
A consistently entertaining and occasionally gut-wrenching tale that deserves at least some measure of notice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 23, 2007
There is some strong work here, but too many misfires.
Chad Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
April 21, 2007
The only juice in Lonely Hearts comes from the thousands of volts shooting through the electric chair in which Martha and Ray are executed in back-to-back scenes that are disturbingly detailed and drawn out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
April 20, 2007
Most astute is Leto's impeccable representation of an amoral snake of a man with the looks and sociopathology to fulfill the requirements of his abject trade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Denby
New Yorker
April 16, 2007
The story of Fernandez and Beck may be grotesque comedy, but Todd Robinson tells it straight, without flinching from its piteousness, horror, or banality.
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David Fear
Time Out
April 14, 2007
Where's James Ellroy when you need him?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
April 13, 2007
Hayek is a standard-issue femme fatale, damaged on the inside but flawless on the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
April 13, 2007
When Hayek and Leto are onscreen, you do not look away.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Hemphill
April 13, 2007
Their amorality isn't presented in a conventional manner; it's depicted in an unremarkable, matter-of-fact style that makes it all the more realistic -- and all the more unsettling.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
April 13, 2007
It's with the focus on the police, though, that the script fails to truly connect.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 13, 2007
A rather plodding movie.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 13, 2007
Oddly sterile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
April 13, 2007
While writer-director Robinson may have known and loved a key character, he hasn't really figured out a good way to bring his story to life.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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