Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Feb 23, 2011
    Xavier Dolan is back with another madly stylish Montreal-made delight.
  2. Reviewed by: Pam Grady
    Feb 26, 2011
    Stylish and funny.
  3. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Feb 24, 2011
    Far from being a liability, Dolan's youthfulness gives it unmistakable vibrancy: This is a love-crazy, movie-crazy affair, laying bare its emotions just as plainly as its influences.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 27, 2013
    "Les amours imaginaires" provides a story that everyone knows. A love triangle intended as a bisexual story. Dolan is a good hipster, He offers a simple story deck with vintage and elegant confection. Props is good but it's not enough. Dolan is very young still. He needs to grow and he needs to be less hipster. "Heartbeats" is mixed but this is not bad. His next film, "Laurence Anyways" is better than "Les amours imaginaires" and "J'ai tué ma mère". I think that Dolan will be bette director in future. Full Review »
  2. Aug 18, 2011
    I wanted to see this film badly back in October of last year at the Chicago International Film Festival but for whatever reason I just never got the chance to. Since that day I have been waiting for a limited release or press release of the film. Heck, even a screener would be nice. Months of anticipation and out of the blue the film shows up on netflix instant under new releases. No wide release, no press release, no limited release, no theater release in the US at all. I am just confused. Still, with all of that said this is my Netflix pick of the week!

    The story itself may start out confusing to most. The reason, well this film is foreign and the most common way for a film to open up is with itâ
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  3. Mar 8, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The newest film by Xavier Dolan "Heartbeats" (2010) is James Joyceâ Full Review »