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Heartbeat Detector Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    68

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 60

    out of 100

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    The rather lost-looking Mr. Amalric, most recently seen on screens giving his left eyeball a furious workout in “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” maintains a suitably funereal mien throughout.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    The movie is, arguably, too long and overladen with ideas. Klotz and Perceval are particularly keen on nailing the use and abuse of language in formatting human behavior.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Here, knowledge and understanding raise more questions than they answer, and the film ends not in closure, but in openness. It is precisely those qualities that give Heartbeat Detector its epic sense of humanity. Take them away and you'd be left with a leaner but markedly less compelling workaday workplace thriller: "Michael Clayton" with Nazis instead of lawyers.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Lisa Nesselson

    Both pertinent and discomfiting, this sober, well-cast drama remains quietly riveting, despite its 140-minute running time.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    A rich, vexing experience.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    It's a thin line between 20th-century Nazism and 21st-century corporate culture in Heartbeat Detector, Nicolas Klotz's rewardingly chilly psychological thriller.

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