Random Hearts (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

Random Hearts (1999)



Critic Consensus: Even Harrison Ford could not save the dull plot and the slow pacing of the movie.

Movie Info

"Random Hearts" is a compelling love story about two people who never would have met... in a perfect world. An act of fate throws the two very different people together; Dutch Van Den Broeck, a tough-minded internal affairs cop involved in a high-stakes corruption case, and Kay Chandler, a high-profile congresswomen embroiled in a bitter re-election campaign. They develop an extraordinary relationship which forces them to confront the truth that threatens to destroy them and discover the strengths to triumph over the deception that surrounds them.more
Rating: R (for brief violence, sexuality and language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Kurt Luedtke, Darryl Ponicsan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 30, 2001
Columbia Pictures - Official Site


Harrison Ford
as Dutch Van Der Broeck
Bonnie Hunt
as Wendy Judd
Sydney Pollack
as Carl Broman
Dennis Haysbert
as Det. George Beaufort
Richard Jenkins
as Truman Trainor
Paul Guilfoyle
as Dick Montoya
Susanna Thompson
as Peyton van den Broec...
Peter Coyote
as Cullen Chandler
Dylan Baker
as Richard Judd
Lynne Thigpen
as Phyllis Bonaparte
Susan Floyd
as Molly Roll
Bill Cobbs
as Marvin
Kate Mara
as Jessica Chandler
Edie Falco
as Janice
Jack Gilpin
as David Dotson
Ariana Thomas
as Shyla Mumford
Nelson Landrieu
as Silvio Coya
Jernard Burks
as Bowling Alley Cook
Reiko Aylesworth
as Mary Claire Clark
Ray Anthony Thomas
as Officer Clayton Will...
Mark Zeisler
as Steven Driker
John Carter
as Peyton's Father
Molly Price
as Alice Beaufort
Brian Schwary
as Tad Baker
Priscilla Shanks
as Susan's Customer
Lynette Du Pre
as Nurse Nancy
Ken Kay
as Peter Suchet
Susan Hatfield
as Claire Suchet
Jenna Stern
as Sally Gabriel
Thomas J. McCarthy
as Dick Shulte
Jan Austell
as Joe Parella
Aasif Mandvi
as Electronics Store Sa...
Todd Malta
as Supermarket Stockboy
Jordan Lage
as Assistant Prosecutor
Fenton Lawless
as Officer Lawrence
Deirdre Lovejoy
as Officer Isabel
Terry Serpico
as Evidence Technician
Liam Craig
as Waiter at D.C. Resta...
C.S. Lee
as Luncheonette Counter...
Ellen Foley
as Young Woman at Fundr...
Judy Jamison
as TV Reporter at Hospi...
Steven Mark Friedman
as TV Reporter at Hospi...
Becky Veduccio
as TV Reporter at Hospi...
Susan Allenback
as Airline Spokesperson
Don Scott
as News Anchor
Dina Napoli
as News Anchor
Tracey Neale
as News Anchor
Will Thomas
as Field Reporter
Andy Fowle
as Orderly
Robert "Bobby Z" Zaj...
as Helicopter Pilot--Ca...
Alan Purwin
as Helicopter Pilot--TV...
Roy R. Taylor Jr.
as Helicopter--WJZ Pilo...
Don D. Scott
as News Anchor
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Critic Reviews for Random Hearts

All Critics (93) | Top Critics (28)

This might have been tailor-made by director Pollack to ease Ford into more straightforwardly romantic territory.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Looks more like a case of random minds.

Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Laborious, remote and strangely uninvolving.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

I'd rather see the thriller in the trailer, about a plane crash, infidelity and scandal.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

It's intermittently moving but ultimately bloodless, reflecting the lack of a strong screenplay.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Terminally frosty and remote!

January 1, 2000
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Random Hearts

This movie has its pros and cons. Pros: Good acting - idea has lots of possibilities - not often we get this sort of combination of mystery and romance - I liked the vague ending. Cons: too long or drawn out.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Dull and emotionless. A few well written scenes give a hint to what could have been an intriguing film. Ford and Scott Thomas work well separately and together but the overall film is simply frustrating. A number of sub plots seem more interesting than the main one handed to us which again left me with a feeling of incompleteness.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

Pretty slick romantic movie set in Washington DC, the life of a detective falling in love.

Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer

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