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A thoughtful, emotionally tricky debut benefitting from two strong lead performances.
Both Gallagher and Sheil are fully capable of keeping us invested in their characters, no matter how flawed they might be.
A movie that's neither ostentatious nor superficial.
"The Heart Machine" neatly expresses anxieties about love in an age when technology has reshaped mating habits and urban existence.
The Heart Machine rides on the low-key beauty and charm of its stars, and their easy rapport. They are believable and engaging, even as the narrative itself loses steam.
Its concerns are deeper, and more richly psychological, than merely trendy probings of the zeitgeist.
A disturbing love story set in the unforgiving world of the Internet.
Despite Gallagher and Sheil's acting finesse, an hour and half is simply too long to spend with self-absorbed characters.
It just might be better than Her.
A thought-provoking psychodrama about the misuses of technology in affairs of the heart.
It's like being in a room with [its main character], one of the true villains on screens now because he seems so harmless - just an affable, hairy, handsome hipster who could never hurt a fly.
The Heart Machine is stylish and effective, aided by Rob Leitzell's moody cinematography.
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