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Open Hearts (Elsker Dig For Evigt) Reviews

April 27, 2003
A small-scale domestic drama with large-scale feeling.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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
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 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 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+
March 20, 2003
An emotionally honest character piece that avoids moralizing or offering soggy excuses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 7, 2003
Open Hearts, like all good melodramas, is ruthless in its insistence that people are dragged, uncomprehending, in the wake of events.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 7, 2003
A movie that really works.
March 7, 2003
The cast seems to have burrowed into the material.
March 6, 2003
Bier knows what she's doing, and the performances are expert and affecting.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 1, 2003
Honesty, conveyed by the actors' unsentimental performances, Anders Thomas Jensen's truth-seeking script, and an effective use of the Dogma 95 style of hand-held filmmaking, invigorates Bier's well-made film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 27, 2003
The gritty, low-budget realism approach of the Dogme manifesto gives immediacy and edge to the raw emotions Bier and her cast uncover.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2003
Bier has seized on the freedom and spontaneity made possible by the Dogme program, without taking onboard the movement's snooty arrogance toward the mainstream.
February 24, 2003
At a point when the whole Dogme exercise seemed to be losing creative steam, along comes Bier with welcome filmmaking substance to invigorate the stripped-down style.
February 20, 2003
A powerful, well-acted drama exploring the impact of a catastrophic automobile accident on several lives.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 20, 2003
Until the end, when it begins to go soft, the movie takes two strands of soap opera convention -- a life-changing accident and an adulterous affair -- and spins their suds into gold.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 19, 2003
However schematic, the movie percolates with immediacy and genuine warmth.