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Hearts and Bones Reviews

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July 9, 2020
Tense and upsetting drama has violence and adult themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 18, 2020
The film, directed by Ben Lawrence, takes a little too much time laying down its narrative breadcrumbs but when they finally all come together the result is an unexpectedly powerful climax.
May 18, 2020
Starring Hugo Weaving and directed by Ben Lawrence, the sombre and empathetic drama is a complex story about memory, trauma and family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 15, 2020
Lawrence demands that we remember that the refugee crisis is never, ever resolved with an unexpected final sequence set to the tune of an '80s classic turned unforgettably on its head.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 7, 2020
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 6, 2020
Hearts and Bones is a thoughtful and engaging story, driven by exceptional performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 5, 2020
Hugo Weaving brings his naturally anchoring presence to this picture, bolstered by a terrific supporting cast which mixes newcomers and familiar Australian talent.
May 4, 2020
Insightful and compassionate, Hearts and Bones' evolving central friendship becomes an examination of shared humanity that's warm without losing sight of the darkness underneath.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 4, 2020
The film's strands - let's not call them plot twists - are carefully overlaid so that everyone's motivations and reasons are both plausible and given respect.
Full Review | Original Score: 17.5/20
February 28, 2020
With strong performances from the entire cast and a sensitive look at two very different marriages, the film is well worth a watch despite some clunky sections.
January 16, 2020
Engaging human drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 11, 2019
Moments of abject despair [are] crucial to a core message that moves beyond the healing power of art towards the entitlement those who make it possess.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 16, 2019
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.
August 14, 2019
...an involving and tightly wound human drama which hits close to home.
Full Review | Original Score: 15/20
June 20, 2019
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.
June 19, 2019
Hearts and Bones shows filmmaking restraint. It is poetic and powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 17, 2019
As well as showcasing Weaving's talents, it also proves a calling card for its director, as well as a stirring debut for Sudanese-Australian truck driver-turned-actor Andrew Luri.
June 10, 2020
A frivolous and superficial tale. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 4, 2020
While full of noble goals, too many weak scenes, lapses in plausibility and poor characterizations keep Hearts and Bones from being the powerful film it clearly yearns to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 3, 2020
When delving into the film's two great themes, the social question and toxic masculinity, its shortcomings are noted. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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