One From the Heart (1982) - Rotten Tomatoes

One From the Heart (1982)



Critic Consensus: One from the Heart belies its reputation as a flop with Francis Ford Coppola's earnest intentions and technical virtuosity, but not even the director's ardor for the genre is enough to make audiences feel much for these characters.

Movie Info

In this extravagant romantic comedy, a pair of lovers, contemptuous of their over-familiarity with each other, split up to look for greener pastures. Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola spared no expense with this film and the production and cinematography are exquisite; unfortunately, the film was a box-office dud and is credited for causing the demise of Coppola's Zoetrope Studios.

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Critic Reviews for One From the Heart

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (13)

A hybrid musical romantic fantasy, lavishing giddy heights of visual imagination and technical brilliance onto a wafer-thin story of true love turned sour, then sweet.

December 11, 2007 | Full Review…

At times the project seems in danger of being scuppered by its own lavishness; the saving grace is a light heart.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…

An interesting production but not a good movie.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

There's not a moment in One From the Heart when Mr. Coppola isn't after something romantic and glorious, something inexpressibly grand. At times, he even gets what he's after.

August 30, 2004

[An] often maligned, giddy, superlative romantic musical.

April 15, 2004

A playful, delightfully unfathomable piece of magic.

January 16, 2004

Audience Reviews for One From the Heart

An overdirected and overproduced exercise of style that can be tremendously annoying with its insane excess of colors, sounds and neon signs in a fake Las Vegas that looks dated even as a satirical concept - all as an end in itself and without anything interesting or substantial to say.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Notoriously expensive film is a visual fest for the eyes but the slender bones of the story that all those images rest on can't support it or hold the viewers interest. Frederic Forrest is a good actor but he wasn't cut out to be a leading man.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Gorgeous to look at, but kind of slow, but the cinematography is stunning, but it's fairly uneven, but that uneven-ness is photographed by Vittorio Storaro. I would also like to note that it's a crime that so much of Stararo's work isn't avaliable on blu-ray.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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