30 Beats
30 Beats (2012)

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,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 20, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 9, 2012
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Critic Score: 5% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This umpteenth variation on Schnitzler's classic play La Ronde fails to arouse.

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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle

That's all that happens: drift from one unrealized, uninteresting character to another.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

A date movie for narcoleptics.

Sara Stewart
New York Post

In "30 Beats," the conversational foreplay is hopelessly flaccid.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

"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.

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Dan Kaufman
Paste Magazine

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.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Stephen Holden
New York 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.

Robert Levin

The characters are props in what's essentially a lame screenwriting exercise.

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