Hearts and Bones

critic Reviews

, 81% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Hearts and Bones is more powerful in concept than execution, although strong work from a deftly assembled cast adds much-needed heft.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    David Michael BrownTime Out
    ...few will remain unmoved.
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    Luke BuckmasterGuardian
    It is a human-oriented drama that builds a thoughtful and contemplative space, empathising with characters grappling with difficult circumstances outside the common experience. It is also the kind of drama you sometimes want to grab and shake to life.
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    Paul ByrnesSydney Morning Herald
    Hearts and Bones is a thoughtful and engaging story, driven by exceptional performances.
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    Harry WindsorHollywood Reporter
    The untangling of each man's past lets the film explore ideas about trust and blinkered assumptions, and Lawrence proves himself a very able director of actors.
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    Eddie CockrellVariety
    The intuitive selection of the four leads, and their complex, perceptive playing of the material, is a credit to Lawrence's deft direction of both veteran and non-professional talent.
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    Jeffrey M. AndersonCombustible Celluloid
    A strong, sturdy feature directing debut by Ben Lawrence (son of filmmaker Ray), the emotionally astute drama 'Hearts and Bones' is both bold in its vision of the world and quietly respectful of its characters' needs.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    Isn't particularly graceful in the way it unfolds...but some very fine acting, a few poignant scenes and a general earnestness carry it off.
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    Joanne LaurierWorld Socialist Web Site
    The acting is superb. Weaving in particular gives the movie its edge and depth.
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    Kat HalsteadCommon Sense Media
    Tense and upsetting drama has violence and adult themes.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Elsa Fernández-SantosEl Pais (Spain)
    A frivolous and superficial tale. [Full Review in Spanish]
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