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  • Summary: An ensemble of New Yorkers interconnect via a string of life-changing sexual encounters during a summer heat wave. 30 Beats follows ten characters drawn into a ring of love and desire, each one caught beyond his or her control in a chain reaction of seduction, impulses and self-discovery. (Roadside Attractions) Expand
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  2. Negative: 10 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Jul 19, 2012
    40
    The jazz-scored picture relies heavily on quirkiness to round out shaky characterizations and inject interest into otherwise forgettable pairings.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Singer
    Jul 17, 2012
    40
    There's an interesting idea about the way people assume wildly disparate personalities to please different sexual partners, but the flaccid execution of this promiscuous–New Yorkers circle jerk is more worthy of the clap than a round of applause.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Jul 20, 2012
    38
    Where the original play "La Ronde" was a social satire about the transmission of venereal disease, 30 Beats is a sickly stepchild.
  4. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Jul 18, 2012
    25
    Director Lloyd leaves it all to the imagination, but in a movie this slow and indecisive, the imagination is no longer enough when we've seen stronger stuff elsewhere.
  5. Reviewed by: Diego Costa
    Jul 19, 2012
    25
    While it lends itself to some interesting insight on the politics of non-exclusive, fuck-buddy dynamics, its characters are ultimately too one-dimensional and their dialogue too theatrical to sustain an involving cinematic experience.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Jul 21, 2012
    20
    Everything that goes around comes around, but the roundelay in 30 Beats comes off, well, a little square.
  7. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Jul 17, 2012
    0
    It is absolutely terrible.

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  1. Oct 17, 2013
    1
    This movie gets a 1 from me, cause it was pointless! If you want to hear random sex stories, just ask a friend with an active sex life.If you ask you`re friend he/she might even tell you about the actual sex, cause this movie does not even have sex scenes. A movie about sex with no sex scenes? Like I said pointless. I stopped watching after an hour, I wish I stopped earlier. Expand

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