Let's see Dirty Harry beat this!
This film noir is set back in the 1940s, when the writer/director's grandfather was a cop. Together with his partner, they were involved in investigating a string of murders of war widows, by a charming and ruthless husband and wife team. They picked their victims from the ''Lonely Hearts'' ads in newspapers, hence the title. Hubby would charm the widow, while his wife would pretend to be his sister. After a while, once they had sorted out the financials, the widow would be exited stage left.
105 minutes , No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence) Crime, Drama, Thriller.
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John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Jared Leto, Salma Hayek, Scott Caan, Laura Dern, Michael Gaston
Todd Robinson Screenplay Todd Robinson Music Mychael Danna Cinematography Peter Levy Editing Kathryn Himoff Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS Soundtrack Not available
Made in 2006
Produced by Millennium Films, Emmett/Furla Films, Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG III, Holly Wiersma Productions, Lonely Hearts Productions, Nu Image Entertainment GmbH
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report Trailer: Medium
FPB Report (SA)
Genre Crime, thriller
Language Very strong, frequent, includes blasphemy
Nudity Infrequent, contextual nudity — breasts
Sex Several strongly implied scenes
Violence Strong, frequent, realistic, bloody, intense
Drug abuse None
Comments This is a disturbing movie, intended for more mature audiences.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Frank Scheck 5
Die Burger Jacques Liebenberg 10
Cape Times Alex Chun 10
Mail & Guardian Shaun de Waal 10
The Citizen Leon van Nierop 14
Sunday Times Barry Ronge 10 International Media
Box Office (USA) Chad Greene 5
Rolling Stone (US) Peter Travers 13
Metacritic.com 14 critics 12
RottenTomatoes.com 33 critics 11
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 9
IMDB 2367 Netizens 13
Average .. 51% 10
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