• (Limited 11/19)
  • NR , 1 hr 49 min
  • Drama
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Clark Collis
Unpredictability isn't this horror film's strength, but it's stylishly crafted and excellently acted, and it boasts an abundance of heart in every sense of the word.
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70

Variety

By Joe Leydon
There's more mood than matter here, but suspenseful atmospherics effectively distract from minor plot holes.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
This compelling psychological horror-thriller contains a tremendous amount of heart. That would be largely thanks to a moving and deeply sensitive lead performance by Jim Sturgess
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70

Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
With erratic success, Heartless tries a number of different veins-urban fairy tale with "There was no magic, it was you all along" twist, supernatural family drama-but it's on firmest footing as a macabre comedy.
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67

Portland Oregonian

By Stan Hall
Storywise, Heartless is a bit of a jumble, especially in its last third. But it's got a distinct tone, contrasting romance and even outright sentimentality with urban dread and a few nasty visuals.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A supernatural take on "Death Wish" meets "Faust," Heartless is an uneasy mixture of B-movie shocks, social commentary and sentimentality that shows a potent imagination at work.
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60

Empire

By Kim Newman
Effective jump-shocks and a strong turn from Eddie Marsan mask an over-complicated last act.
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60

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
Best appreciated for its sustained creepy vibe and sporadically arresting images, Heartless moves from one outré moment to another, from one self-conscious allusion to the next ("Donnie Darko" and "Taxi Driver"). It doesn't go anywhere special or much of anywhere, though it goes there in appreciably icky style.
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55

NPR

By Scott Tobias
Heartless seems eternally at war with its own genre, unwilling to succumb to bloody mayhem yet neither smart nor coherent enough to transcend horror convention.
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
We know how these bargains turn out, so all we're left to do is watch pretentious exchanges about grief pile up, laugh at the way the movie exploits its Indian-girl-as-innocence-personified notion and wish that Eddie Marsan's giddy cameo as Hell's personal weapons dealer were much, much longer.
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58 out of 100
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