One From The Heart
One From The Heart (1982)

In this extravagant romantic comedy, a pair of lovers, contemptuous of their over-familiarity with each other, split up to look for greener pastures. Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola spared no expense with this film, and the production and… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 27, 2004
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A misfire from director Francis Ford Coppola.

Variety Staff
Variety

A hybrid musical romantic fantasy, lavishing giddy heights of visual imagination and technical brilliance onto a wafer-thin story of true love turned sour, then sweet.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

There's not a moment in One From the Heart when Mr. Coppola isn't after something romantic and glorious, something inexpressibly grand. At times, he even gets what he's after.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Razzle-dazzle gimmickry and photographic techniques dwarf the trivial story.

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Time Out

At times the project seems in danger of being scuppered by its own lavishness; the saving grace is a light heart.

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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter

[An] often maligned, giddy, superlative romantic musical.

Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

A flawed film, to be sure, but one certainly ripe for reexamination some 20 years on.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

An interesting production but not a good movie.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A playful, delightfully unfathomable piece of magic.

Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

With more than 200 salaried employees on a 10-acre lot that included 9 soundstages, 34 editing suites, and a gigantic trailer that the mogul dubbed the Silver Fish, Coppola videotaped rehearsals in an effort to cut down on film costs. Alas...

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Notoriously expensive film is a visual fest for the eyes but the slender bones of the story that all those images rest on can't support it or hold the… More
Drew Smith
One From the Heart is really only recognized as a box office torpedo anymore, which is sort of a shame. It has a bevy of flaws, and its status as an obvious… More
Ken Stachnik
Gorgeous to look at, but kind of slow, but the cinematography is stunning, but it's fairly uneven, but that uneven-ness is photographed by Vittorio… More
Sean Gillespie
Well, there is brief nudity from Teri Garr, but otherwise you can see why this movie flopped and ruined Francis financially. It is always good to see Raul Julia… More
AJ Verser
I liked this movie for the most part, the story, sets, and songs go well together, but it could have been better.
Alec Barniskis
The film that ruined Francis Ford Coppola. I know it gets a lot of shit, but I rather enjoyed it. The sets, the lighting, and the music creates am eerie,… More