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New York Times - Stephen Holden (04/13/2007)
Total Film - Neil Smith (12/01/2007)
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- mgrenkov1Aug 26, 2007by
Stepping Back Into the 1940s
LONELY HEARTS tries very hard to evoke the feeling of the 1940s and the troubled police officer whose wife's suicide haunts him until he finds revenge in the investigation of a pair of lonely hearts scam artists. But what happens for the most part is a story that looks, sounds and fells like a 1940s crime movie - 3 parts celluloid transfer, 1 part story.
John Travolta and James Gandolfini play buddy homicide detectives who overcome the ennui of their job when they begin to investigate the multiple murders of 'lonely women' who fall prey to snappy con artist men.
The pair they are chasing are Ray Fernandez (Jared Leto) and his partner in crime Martha Beck (Salma Hayek), a diabolical couple who find their victims through the personal ads and then fleece then murder them victims in heinous ways. Todd Robinson wrote and directed the film based on his grandfather's experience - Elmer C. Robinson (Travolta) - and it is this bit of personal touch that makes the sluggish story work. The capable supporting cast includes such solid actors as Laura Dern and Scott Cain with fine cameos by Alice Krige and Dagmara Dominczyk, playing victims.
Hayek and Leto muster a chemistry on the screen that, while strange in type, allows the viewer to understand the motivation of the crimes. It is a solid cast and a good story: it just seems more derivative of old movies than a film with original thought.Read full review
- smiles_laughsFeb 2, 2011by
Gripping story to true events
Great movie, one of my favorites. The actors worked well together to give the story an erry feeling. The emotions are felt and it just hits the spot.
- bearkinoApr 22, 2010by
Great American History
If you like true stories. Then this is one for you. With an all star cast. This has great suspense, that will grab you and never let go. Based on American crimes.
- buzmegaMar 6, 2010by
Don't meet strangers for love you get death
I like this story because it was a true story. And it shows how people look
for love in the news paper then and now it is the computer same thing happens.
You have to be careful and the animals out there will eat you up.
- sjjk412Jan 11, 2010by
This is a great dvd... It is a cop movie in the time of about 1930. This movie as everything in it. I think everyone that see it will like it. so get this one and see what you think . I like it.....