One From the Heart - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

One From the Heart Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
An interesting production but not a good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 12, 2003
One From the Heart is aptly named. No one will mistake it for One From the Brain.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
August 27, 2005
| Original Score: 0/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
January 9, 2004
A 1982 curio about feeling, not the weighty machinations of plot... but one that offers only moments of studied amusement, not rapt absorption.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 5, 2003
Underwritten and overdirected.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
December 5, 2003
An ambitious misfire by a brilliant filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 26, 2003
There are plenty of movies out there that deserve to be re-released for a whole new generation of moviegoers to enjoy - this is not one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kim Linekin
January 15, 2004
It's even worse now, when its perms and polyester mark it as dated as its sexual politics.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
May 19, 2004
With more than 200 salaried employees on a 10-acre lot that included 9 soundstages, 34 editing suites, and a gigantic trailer that the mogul dubbed the Silver Fish, Coppola videotaped rehearsals in an effort to cut down on film costs. Alas...
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
March 13, 2015
A great big beautiful bore, ornately directed by Francis Coppola, with little charm and less meaning.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
It isn't very good, but at least the highly touted technology is put firmly in the service of the (sometimes painfully sincere) emotions that Francis Ford Coppola wants to communicate, which is more than you can say for Apocalypse Now.
Katrina Onstad
National Post
December 5, 2003
A musical without singing and too little dancing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
December 5, 2003
While it was a fascinating filmmaking experiment in its day -- One From The Heart was initially released in 1982 -- it has not time-travelled very well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
December 26, 2003
A bold experiment in style and technique that doesn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide
December 11, 2007
Razzle-dazzle gimmickry and photographic techniques dwarf the trivial story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

People Magazine
March 13, 2015
Perhaps next time Coppola can open his heart without losing his head.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 22, 2003
If any film from the 1980s needs to be re-examined, it's Francis Ford Coppola's One from the Heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety Staff
December 11, 2007
A hybrid musical romantic fantasy, lavishing giddy heights of visual imagination and technical brilliance onto a wafer-thin story of true love turned sour, then sweet.
Jon Fortgang
May 24, 2003
A grand tribute to the power of love.
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