30 Beats
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Ten disparate New Yorkers are connected by a summer heat wave and a series of steamy sexual encounters in 30 Beats, featuring an ensemble cast that includes Lee Pace, Condola Rashad, Justin Kirk, Thomas Sadoski, and Jennifer Tilly. Written, produced and directed by Alexis Lloyd, the film is a light-hearted exploration of seduction, spontaneity and self-discovery that's as sultry and vibrant as the city in which it's set. -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 5%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This umpteenth variation on Schnitzler's classic play La Ronde fails to arouse."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"That's all that happens: drift from one unrealized, uninteresting character to another."
‑ Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle
"A date movie for narcoleptics."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"A sexy, smart and sophisticated exploration of sex, love and everything in between."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"The actors barely seem to dip their toes into these scenes, even when they're involved in a ménage a trois or an elaborate bondage scheme."
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
"In "30 Beats," the conversational foreplay is hopelessly flaccid."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
""30 Beats" goes on to a meandering orgasm of multiple, less-than-dangerous liaisons meant to titillate, fascinate and illuminate. But once the sweat dries, it irritates."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"As an experiment, 30 Beats is an uneven, if not entirely uninteresting, failure. In its attempt to be modern and titillating, it actually distances and confounds."
‑ Dan Kaufman, Paste Magazine
"A clever storytelling structure can easily be reduced to a mere gimmick when there's no story of worth to tell."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"While it lends itself to some interesting insight on the politics of non-exclusive, ****-buddy dynamics, its characters are ultimately too one-dimensional and their dialogue too theatrical to sustain an involving cinematic experience."
‑ Diego Costa, Slant Magazine
"Despite the presence of such actors as Lee Pace, Jennifer Tilly, Justin Kirk, Thomas Sadoski and Paz de la Huerta, there is no character insight allowed by the bumper-car storytelling."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"This wisp of a movie, inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's play "La Ronde," offers only hints of the complicated personalities behind the characters' sleek, well-toned surfaces."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"The characters are props in what's essentially a lame screenwriting exercise."
‑ Robert Levin, amNewYork
"[VIDEO ESSAY] Marginally enhanced by the presence of a few experienced actors (Jennifer Tilly, Paz De La Huerta, Lee Pace), writer-director Alexis Lloyd's Manhattan-set sexual roundelay is a shoddy feature debut."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Unfortunately, the filmmaker mistakes inertia for sensuality, keeping the material in a frustrating state of paralysis."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
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