Heartbeat Detector Synopsis
During an investigation into one of the factory heads, Simon becomes disturbed.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's a thin line between 20th-century Nazism and 21st-century corporate culture in Heartbeat Detector, Nicolas Klotz's rewardingly chilly...
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83

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
Amalric gives another in a recent string of riveting performances, and Klotz gets a lot of play out of the ironic distance between musical...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
A rich, vexing experience.
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70

Variety

By Lisa Nesselson
Both pertinent and discomfiting, this sober, well-cast drama remains quietly riveting, despite its 140-minute running time.
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70

Village Voice

Here, knowledge and understanding raise more questions than they answer, and the film ends not in closure, but in openness. It is precisely...
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63

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
A chilling corporate thriller with an intriguing mystery on the surface and a deeply troubling idea at its dark core.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

The movie is, arguably, too long and overladen with ideas. Klotz and Perceval are particularly keen on nailing the use and abuse of...
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60

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
The rather lost-looking Mr. Amalric, most recently seen on screens giving his left eyeball a furious workout in “The Diving Bell and the...
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50

Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
Director Nicolas Klotz paces his mystery plot so luxuriously that it feels like a ride in a company limo, though his ultimate thesis, that...
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Rated NR