|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Jim Sturgess, Noel Clarke, Timothy Spall, Clemence Poesy, Eddie Marsan, Luke Treadaway, Ruth Sheen, Sarah-Jane Sherwood, Joseph Mawle, Eddia Marsan|
|Rental release:||24 May 2010|
By Darren Bignell from LOVEFiLM
From the writer of The Krays comes this dark and twisted psychological horror...
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HeartlessBy a customer from Ruislip , 02 Sep 2009
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[Highly rated reviewer]Well I saw Heartless at Frighfest on Monday 31st August and have to say I was pretty underwhelmed with this movie. There was nothing new and original in this movie as the Director Philip Ridley had claimed but seemed to be a case of mixing a number of horror sub-genres and hoping they all hung together. Ridley made the pretty high-handed comment that he had 'invented a new genre of horror' and that Heartless was 'not just a horror fim but a real Movie!'. Oh Hosannah! Philip Ridley and his luvvie squad on a big white charger saving the Horror Genre from itself! - the Observer and Guardian WILL be delighted. This comment, said in all seriousness before and after the movie really did irritate a large number of people in the audience and was quite insulting to the genre. The comment smacked of high pretention and lack of knowledge of the genre on the part of the Director and producers of Heartless. Has Ridley never seen movies like Angel Heart?, does he think Horror movies goers are so irredeemably thick that they couldnt possibly (dahling) have heard of Faust? Social commentary through the medium of Horror? Not heard of that one either Mr Ridley? This movie was essentially Faust with Hoodies crossed with Open Your Eyes. Ridley didnt even invent the whole 'Hoodie Horror' thing - this was done by the Director of Eden Lake last year. The 'twist' at the end you could see coming after about 10 minutes into the movie - the plot was really so obvious and cliche-ridden. I didnt hate this movie but just found it really quite average and couldnt see what all the fuss was about. Jim Sturgess was probably the only good thing about it.
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Great grity originalBy open (232 reviews) , 11 Mar 2013Way better than expected and with a standout turn from Sturgess. Highly original and a great cast make this a step up from the normal gritty east end type dramas
Depressing Rubbish.By Tranced (135 reviews) from Bridlington , 09 Dec 2012If you're depressed this movie will send you over the edge. 2 star rating due to the 2 highlights of this rubbish.
Promising Plot But ..By Jasonwsm (10 reviews) from westonsupermare , 25 Nov 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]From what was a promising plot, found this to be boring. There were a few good scenes. But on the whole found the film pointless. Was left wondering what else i could have spent my time on! ?
Unsure About This FilmBy CrumblyPorkPie (1 review) , 25 Jul 2012Not Sure about it to be fair, I felt it was 2 films squeezed into 1 it just went abit crazy didnt make any sense. If you are a film bug then yes give it a watch but if your just watching films for something to do then dont waste one of your allocated film slots choose something else.
Good film.By RickBoston (11 reviews) , 25 Jul 2012A good well cast film.
Not so much of a horror more of a drama though.
I did like the way the whole film was open to the viewers interpretation of what was happening.
all in all a good film with good acting.