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 … 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


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as Wendy Judd

as Carl Broman

as Det. George Beaufort

as Truman Trainor

as Dick Montoya

as Peyton van den Broec...

as Cullen Chandler

as Richard Judd

as Phyllis Bonaparte

as Molly Roll

as Marvin

as Jessica Chandler

as Janice

as David Dotson

as Shyla Mumford

as Silvio Coya

as Bowling Alley Cook

as Mary Claire Clark

as Officer Clayton Will...

as Steven Driker

as Peyton's Father

as Alice Beaufort

as Tad Baker

as Susan's Customer

as Nurse Nancy

as Peter Suchet

as Claire Suchet

as Sally Gabriel

as Dick Shulte

as Joe Parella

as Electronics Store Sa...

as Supermarket Stockboy

as Assistant Prosecutor

as Officer Lawrence

as Officer Isabel

as Evidence Technician

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as Young Woman at Fundr...

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as News Anchor

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as Field Reporter

as Orderly

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as Dutch Van Der Broeck

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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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