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Based on 25 Reviews
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The result is a film that's honest and tepid, intelligent and dull, worthy and forgettable. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A little like a British Eric Rohmer film -- a lot of talk, and a lot of talk about love and relationships -- Lawless Heart has wit and a winning charm. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Perfectly modulated in its tone and performances, Lawless Heart is content to be a small, quiet film. We could use a few more like it. show more

  • 88
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    So well crafted, so original, that each overlapping scene swells with new life and interpretation. show more

  • 88
    Marta Barber Miami Herald

    Sharp, witty and decidedly different. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The thread that winds through their stories is love lost and connections found, but only the audience is able to weave it into something to keep. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The purpose of the movie is perhaps to show us, in a quietly amusing way, that while we travel down our own lifelines, seeing everything from our own points of view, we hardly suspect the secrets of the lives we intersect with. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Solid acting and engaging characters round out the neatly assembled tale. show more

  • 63
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    It takes a while to get used to the fractured narrative, but once done it is easy to put your mind on autopilot and go with the offbeat characters and events. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Gimmickry is death to this sort of artsy endeavour -- it turns a movie with a small budget into a small movie. show more

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