The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Synopsis
A boy's troubled mother thrusts him into her world of drugs, strip joints and revolving lovers.
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Film Threat

Not a film for everyone. If you are squeamish about children being placed in danger then do not see this film.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Given Argento's willingness to attempt the controversial book at all, she pulls a surprising number of punches. What at first appears to go...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
My two-star rating represents a compromise between admiration and horror.
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38

Chicago Tribune

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There is some directorial skill here--Argento should be congratulated for a few interesting storytelling choices--but the end result feels...
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Asia Argento is not what I would call a good actress, but she's a prime specimen of train-wreck sexuality: a debauched Eurotrash starlet...
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Watchable in a train-wreck kind of way, but you'll probably want to take a shower afterwards.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
This is an execrable movie depicting the improbable events in the life of a young boy being intermittently raised by his crackhead,...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

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Unwatchable.
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12

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Heart Is Deceitful wants to cauterize us into feeling something -- anything -- but it's far too heartless to know what.
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The Hollywood Reporter

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Inspirationally impaired and dramatically retarded.
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Five Word Review

By horror_angel
LOVE THIS MOVIE SO MUCH!...

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Rated R | For intense depiction of child abuse/neglect, strong sex and drug content, pervasive language