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June 21, 2007
Absent of nihilism, this nonetheless is a love triangle film with all the darkness and pain and love and longing that goes into these complex, adult relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 16, 2005
Arguably, the dogma movement has found its most accomplished expression to date in Open hearts.
February 9, 2004
Reminds me of the best of Bergman's chamber dramas. Nerves are exposed, hearts opened and emotions bared, all under Bier's X-ray cameras.
May 10, 2003
Unusual and provocative, Open Hearts is a genuine romantic drama written and delivered with heart-wrenching honesty.
April 27, 2003
A small-scale domestic drama with large-scale feeling.
Read More | Original Score: B+
April 11, 2003
One instance where Dogme's subtraction of extraneous elements turns out to be a plus.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 11, 2003
Refreshingly honest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 10, 2003
Has the wherewithal to follow through on its dramatic dalliances, no matter how gloomy the prospect.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 4, 2003
Open Hearts is far from inaccessible, but it demands a higher level of concentration than most big-budget movies do. The drama exists in a glance or a nod, or in a slight hesitation in speech.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 1, 2003
Director Susanne Bier and co-writer Anders Thomas Jensen draw attention away from the famous Dogme gimmick... and pull us into a surprisingly powerful emotional snafu.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 28, 2003
What Open Hearts does best is capture the raw, frank essence of hurt.
March 28, 2003
There is no doubting the heart-rending impact of the story. But because it is made clear from the start that there is no chance of an uplifting ending, viewers may grow restless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 28, 2003
the ardent, unguarded performances that drive Open Hearts...have a resonant accumulative tone of authentic poignancy that drowns out the picture's shortcomings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 25, 2003
Simply deliciously top-heavy with pain, bitterness, release, and fervor --- and pregnant with unabashed authenticity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 23, 2003
Acutely observed and beautifully written.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 23, 2003
Open Hearts' four lead characters (subtly, wonderfully played) shatter, then piece themselves back together before our eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 21, 2003
It is as emotionally raw and wrenching as life itself.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 21, 2003
Open Hearts is a heart-wrenching soap opera that even The Young and the Restless can't compete with.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 21, 2003
The synopsis sounds melodramatic (which it is), but it's also funny, sweet, and surprisingly engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 20, 2003
It crackles with chemistry that feels both spontaneous and carefully layered, and, like the best Dogma entries, it takes a potentially sudsy premise and lays it bare until all that's left is the humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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