Lonely Hearts Synopsis
Based on the real life murder spree of Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez and their connection to the tragic story of Detective Elmer C. Robinson who helped capture the killers, but lost his wife in the process.
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By Ronnie Scheib
Todd Robinson constructs a riveting thriller.
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The New Yorker

By David Denby
The story of Fernandez and Beck may be grotesque comedy, but Todd Robinson tells it straight, without flinching from its piteousness,...
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
As fictional characters in a movie that is fetishistic in its attention to period detail, Mr. Leto and Ms. Hayek work well together as an...
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Los Angeles Times

While not much of a detective story, Robinson's period film does provide a captivating look at the dynamics that turn Fernandez and Beck...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Lonely Hearts never locates the key to the killers' bloody bond.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
While Travolta and Gandolfini have the beefy, closed-off look of post-WWII era cops, they never FEEL: They look like actors playing dress...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The intensity of Leto and Hayek goes deeper than the script into revealing what makes these two sociopaths in heat impervious to bloody...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
While the duo's crimes were indeed sensational, writer-director Todd Robinson's starry take on the material fails to provide much in the...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Good as she is, the effortlessly magnetic Hayek just can't sell the role of a pathetic soul whose deep insecurities turn her into a...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Too much of the film is given over to the soap opera of Elmer's life.
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An Oscar for Salma!

By pomspringz
Excellent film, a must-see. Salma Hayek is sure to get an Oscar nomination for this riveting performance. You can’t take your eyes off of Jared Leto. James Gandolfini and Scott Caan are wonderful...

Great acting

By Beachgirl2065
Liked the movie. Salma Hayek was convincing in her portrayal of Martha, as was Jared Leto was for Raymond. Not a moive for everyone, unless you are one to step outside the box....

Wanted to Love It, but Far From It...

By Johnny5Stars
The actors' futile attempts to breathe life into the contrived script fell flat. Unconvincing portrayals, awkward dialogue, and a back story that felt irrelevant. The more interesting story of who...

Lonely Hearts

By crashowe
Loved the cast and characters in this film. It reminded me somewhat of a Humphry Bogart film in the narration, but the actor who did the narration was a natural and it did not seem stilted or false....

Murder most foul...

By Chowda
A good crime thriller about serial killers being investigated by a dogged detective....

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Rated R | For strong violence and sexual content, nudity and language