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Lonely Hearts

MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for strong violence and sexual content, nudity and language.
Moral Rating: not reviewed
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Primary Audience: Adults
Genre: Crime Thriller
Length: 1 hr. 47 min.
Year of Release: 2007
USA Release: April 13, 2007 (limited—20 theaters)
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Featuring John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Salma Hayek, Laura Dern, Jared Leto
Director Todd Robinson
Producer Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short
Distributor Millennium Films

“Love Kills. The notorious crime that shocked the nation.”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Detective Elmer Robinson and his partner track down and arrest the ‘Lonely Hearts Killers.’ The killers are a couple that entrap their victims by answering lonely hearts ads in the personals section of the newspapers.”

Viewer CommentsSend your comments
Neutral—This is a good and bad movie. The good being the actors really play their roles to the utter most. John Travolta plays a cop trying to do the right thing. It’s filmed from the point of view of the police who see horrible things that people do to other people and hold it all inside.Its a 40’s type film. When you did not have all the communication we do now. I found the Lonely Hearts Club intresting and never thought of what bad elements could do with that network back then. As one line in the movie 'we work in a sewer but we are not part of the sewer'. Sad to say that’s what our police see in real life. The bad, its bloody. Plenty of profanity for any one movie. Enough sexual situations I’m glad my wife and kids did not enter the room.
My Ratings: Offensive / 3½
Clark Julian, age 51
Movie Critics
…a rather plodding movie…
Lou Lumenick, New York Post
…the lurid story is, sadly, as taut as a pool of fresh, gushing blood. …
Caroline Kepnes, E! Online
…‘Lonely Hearts’ dances perilously on the edge of self-parody… That ‘Lonely Hearts’… ultimately fails is because Todd Robinson simply can’t make up his mind what he wants his film to be. ‘L.A. Confidential’ it ain’t. Not even close.
Lewis Beale, Film Journal International