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: February 12, 1982
DVD Release Date: January 27, 2004
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A misfire from director Francis Ford Coppola.

Variety Staff

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.

People Magazine

Perhaps next time Coppola can open his heart without losing his head.

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Kevin Jackson
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.

David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

A great big beautiful bore, ornately directed by Francis Coppola, with little charm and less meaning.

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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.

TV Guide

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
An overdirected and overproduced exercise of style that can be tremendously annoying with its insane excess of colors, sounds and neon signs in a fake Las Vegas… More
Aj V
I liked this movie for the most part, the story, sets, and songs go well together, but it could have been better.
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