• Released
  • July 1, 2005
  • NR
  • Drama
  • 14 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A young man (Romain Duris) must choose between music and crime.

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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
As stylish as it is suspenseful.
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100

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Brilliant, brutally poignant.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
There are remakes and there are remakes. I don't want to belabor the flaws and sexual excesses of the original; its great strength was its...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Beautifully shot, in long, fluid takes, The Beat That My Heart Skipped is that rare thing: a remake that improves on its source.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's a thriller that comes at you with gut-clutching ferocity, spewing blood and sex, shaking you up and scrambling your responses.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The film confirms director Audiard as a master of visual mood, in this case one of barely expressed emotional panic.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Beat That My Heart Skipped lacks the screw-loose existential vibrance of "Fingers," yet it teases out a romantic underside to the...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A good French film that was inspired by an American classic.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Beat has a moody, furtive quality that jibes perfectly with the perplexed life of a pianist-gangster.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The Beat That My Heart Skipped has nonetheless brought attention to a nearly lost classic. For more than two decades, "Fingers" was not...
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Rated NR