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Based on 14 Reviews
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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The intensity of Leto and Hayek goes deeper than the script into revealing what makes these two sociopaths in heat impervious to bloody murder. When Hayek and Leto are onscreen, you do not look away. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Good as she is, the effortlessly magnetic Hayek just can't sell the role of a pathetic soul whose deep insecurities turn her into a sociopath. And if she has too much charisma, Leto, as the smooth Lothario, simply doesn't have enough. show more

  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    While the duo's crimes were indeed sensational, writer-director Todd Robinson's starry take on the material fails to provide much in the way of a new perspective. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    While Travolta and Gandolfini have the beefy, closed-off look of post-WWII era cops, they never FEEL: They look like actors playing dress up. Leto overcomes his delicate good looks to embody Fernandez's feral, faintly exotic charm, but Hayek is a standard-issue femme fatale, damaged on the inside but flawless on the surface. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Too much of the film is given over to the soap opera of Elmer's life. show more

  • 67
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Lonely Hearts never locates the key to the killers' bloody bond. show more

  • 80
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    Todd Robinson constructs a riveting thriller. show more

  • 70
    Los Angeles Times

    While not much of a detective story, Robinson's period film does provide a captivating look at the dynamics that turn Fernandez and Beck into serial killers. show more

  • 70
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    As fictional characters in a movie that is fetishistic in its attention to period detail, Mr. Leto and Ms. Hayek work well together as an unsavory couple two rungs down the social ladder from Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in "Double Indemnity." show more

  • 70
    David Denby The New Yorker

    The story of Fernandez and Beck may be grotesque comedy, but Todd Robinson tells it straight, without flinching from its piteousness, horror, or banality. show more

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