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Movie Info

The teenage daughter (Sara Carlson) of a goat-farming family develops a bond with a young cowboy (Colby Trichell) in Texas.

Cast & Crew

Diego Romero
Screenwriter
João Leite
Producer
Diego Romero Suarez-Llanos
Cinematographer
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Critic Reviews for Stop the Pounding Heart

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (4)

  • Minervini places these two non-actors in the same arena and no sparks whatsoever fly. It's a tedious, patience-testing experience that could reward only cinephiles and the curious.

    March 12, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Authenticity is the warm blood that pumps through "Stop the Pounding Heart," a low key but mesmerizing look at adolescent awakening in a fundamentalist family.

    March 6, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • "Stop the Pounding Heart" transcends both the red state-blue state split and limited, didactic ideas of cinematic realism.

    September 18, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Minervini's achievement in this quietly impressive film is to let us see what's exceptional, rather than just odd.

    September 16, 2014 | Full Review…
  • A modest film made with an authenticity that commands respect, Stop the Pounding Heart adopts fundaments of neorealism and cinema verite to consider issues of faith, family and personal conviction.

    September 16, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Characters who might have been portrayed as Bible Belt nut-jobs come off as unconditionally loving.

    September 16, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Minervini places these two non-actors in the same arena and no sparks whatsoever fly. It's a tedious, patience-testing experience that could reward only cinephiles and the curious.

    March 12, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Authenticity is the warm blood that pumps through "Stop the Pounding Heart," a low key but mesmerizing look at adolescent awakening in a fundamentalist family.

    March 6, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • "Stop the Pounding Heart" transcends both the red state-blue state split and limited, didactic ideas of cinematic realism.

    September 18, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Minervini's achievement in this quietly impressive film is to let us see what's exceptional, rather than just odd.

    September 16, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Its objectivity often feels like a grim purveyor of ignorance.

    September 5, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • More than the sum of its avowed influences, Stop the Pounding Heart evidences a supplicant style of filmmaking.

    October 10, 2017 | Full Review…

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