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  • Summary: Upper crust England before, during and after WWII provides the backdrop for The Heart of Me, a richly emotional drama about the seductive -- and destructive -- nature of passion. (ThinkFilm)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Old-fashioned moviemaking at its best.
  2. The film's power grows from its dark-toned portrayal of the World War II era and from its evocative use of flashbacks, which show more interest in the characters' emotional lives than in story devices like surprise and suspense.
  3. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    70
    Solidly entertaining for those who like their dialogue crisp and with a main verb in every sentence.
  4. If you want to drift through emotional turmoil and a harrowing loss of security both personal and national, this project may provide some soggy satisfaction.
  5. 50
    It’s all veddy stiff-upper-lip -– this is romance from a masochist’s point of view -– and the intimacy of the emotions often feels cramped.
  6. 42
    By a certain point The Heart of Me becomes pointlessly depressing and unlikable without offering insight.
  7. 10
    Terribly tragic, terribly romantic and, ultimately, terribly, terribly dull.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. R.B.
    Apr 1, 2006
    3
    Pretentious with ultimately unsympathetic characters.

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