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Lonely Hearts Review

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3.0

Dave White Profile

… a bucket of tedious conscience … Read full review

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  • 3.0
    60

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    While the duo's crimes were indeed sensational, writer-director Todd Robinson's starry take on the material fails to provide much in the way of a new perspective.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Lonely Hearts never locates the key to the killers' bloody bond.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    While not much of a detective story, Robinson's period film does provide a captivating look at the dynamics that turn Fernandez and Beck into serial killers.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    As fictional characters in a movie that is fetishistic in its attention to period detail, Mr. Leto and Ms. Hayek work well together as an unsavory couple two rungs down the social ladder from Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in "Double Indemnity."

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New Yorker David Denby

    The story of Fernandez and Beck may be grotesque comedy, but Todd Robinson tells it straight, without flinching from its piteousness, horror, or banality.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety Ronnie Scheib

    Todd Robinson constructs a riveting thriller.

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