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  • Director: Jacques Audiard
  • Genre(s): Action, Drama, Thriller, Romance, Crime, Music
  • Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 108 min
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. As stylish as it is suspenseful.
  2. Audiard's superb remake improves on the original significantly, investing it with aesthetic grandeur and emotional depth.
  3. Beautifully shot, in long, fluid takes, The Beat That My Heart Skipped is that rare thing: a remake that improves on its source.
  4. 80
    A nifty piece of work -- with, by the way, a fantastic musical score and soundtrack -- that, if there's any justice in the movie world, will eventually earn a mystique all its own.
  5. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    75
    Even when deadly silent, though, as he is through most of the film, Duris is brutally eloquent.
  6. 60
    It lacks "Fingers" searing, explosive vitality.
  7. Contrivances accrue so thickly that the source seems to be not 1978 Toback, but 1930s Warner Brothers. The film sweats to be up-to-date with ultra-hectic editing, pace, elision, and sangfroid, but they can't verify the pasteboard base.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. TimothyD.
    Jan 28, 2006
    9
    Intense, compelling, emotionally complex, with great work by Duris, the male lead, who brings subtlety and urgency to what could have been a terminally unsympathetic character. I don't know that I could say I enjoyed much of it, but I couldn't stop watching -- in this case that is a high compliment. Collapse

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