Heartless (2010)

Jim Sturgess (21, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE) leads a hugely-talented ensemble cast in this sublime British psychological thriller from cult UK director Philip Ridley (THE REFLECTING SKIN, THE PASSION OF DARKLY NOON), who returns to the screen… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 19, 2010
DVD Release Date: April 12, 2011
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

A highly imaginative if often darkly disturbing work that even at its most seemingly outlandish remains intriguing and involving.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

A moody, portentous tale of demons running amok on the streets of London.

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John Gholson

While ambitious, 'Heartless' derails in a big way, stacking the deck with weird moments intended to give it some kind of cult status, without considering that films specifically designed to be "cult" are rarely the ones that actually are.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

"Heartless" is an uneasy mixture of B-movie shocks, social commentary and sentimentality that shows a potent imagination at work.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

With erratic success, Heartless tries a number of different veins.. but it's on firmest footing as a macabre comedy.

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Scott Weinberg

Earns points for combining two sub-genres (revenge and occult) into one surprisingly original tale of violence and redemption.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

It doesn't go anywhere special or much of anywhere, though it goes there in appreciably icky style.

Joe Leydon

There's more mood than matter here, but suspenseful atmospherics effectively distract from minor plot holes.

Beth Accomando

Heartless isn't as dazzling as The Reflecting Skin but it's nice to hear from Ridley again after all these years.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
The first 2/3'rds of this movie was very interesting, different, and unusually intriguing. After that, however, it took a nose dive into "huh?".… More
Greg S
Jamie, a photographer with a disfiguring birthmark sees demons on the streets of London, then is drawn into a Faustian deal with a sinister character known as… More
Bruce Bruce
A British thriller about a young man who has a birthmark across his face and body, everyone stares at him as shun's him no matter what he does or where he… More
Bannan instant enigma- just add water
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Jakey Labios
Heartless is the B-Movie Arthouse film that takes on a unique interpretation to one's sense of reality with bizarre details both in production design and… More
Conner Rainwater
I don't know why I was so excited to see this, but it's really just not good. It has a nice concept, if you can call it that, but the amateurish… More