Heartbeats (2011)

Xavier Dolan's sexy and stylish HEARTBEATS is a comic exploration of a romantically obsessed menage-a-trois. HEARTBEATS was a hit at the Cannes Film Festival, winning the Youth Prize, and an official selection of the 2010 Toronto… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 25, 2011
DVD Release Date: July 26, 2011
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An art film to the max, Heartbeats intriguing and appealing premise is sometimes buried by director Xavier Dolan's filmmaking flourishes.

Ben Walters
Time Out

It can seem as if style is all in Dolan's films, but as well as revelling in its pleasures, they also dissect its limitations - sometimes without anaesthetic.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

There are moments of heartbreaking beauty in it - although Dolan is still a work in progress. He'll get better - he's immensely talented - but he's not quite there yet.

Jason Anderson
Cinema Scope

Though intermittently engaging, the contents seem both overcooked and undernourishing.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Ultimately what makes "Heartbeats" tick is that it's less about love objects and more about friends who are stuck with each other, for better or worse.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Not too deep but oh so pretty, "Heartbeats" presents a hyper-stylized look at a love triangle, a sort of "Jules and Jim" for millennials.

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Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

May be the most raw and visceral cinematic portrayal of infatuation I've ever seen, with nearly every shot conveying aching, unrequited desire.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

Spends 100 minutes dispensing painful examples of how infatuation turns people into idiots.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Alas, although Heartbeats is quite lovely to look at, there isn't much going on after all.

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Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy

In Dolan, the hipster crowd might well have found their latest poster boy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A spectacular film that left me astonished, since Xavier Dolan is so young but so incredibly talented and full of ideas, which he proves once again, starring,… More
Panta Oz
Delightful Canadian drama with a French taste directed by Xavier Dolan. It is a story about romantic obsession of two friends who both fall in love with the… More
Daniel Perry
As with his first film, Dolan's "Heartbeats" is interested in the passive-aggressive, and his style brings these little things that people do to… More
George Napper
Did you think in a million years you would ever see another movie as good as Jules and Jim that dealt with the same issues? Xavier Dolan has crafted that film.
Walter M.
In "Heartbeats," Nicolas(Niels Schneider), a friend of a friend, is in Montreal after completing a temp job on an oil platform. Considering how… More
Noah Nemeroff
'Heartbeats (Les amours imaginaires)' (2010) is Xavier Dolan's introspective and exquisitely filmed romance of impossible love. It's not as… More