Random Hearts: Friday October 8, 1999

Dutch Van Den Broeck (Harrsion Ford), a sergeant in the Internal Affairs Division of the Washington, D.C. police department, and Kay Chandler, a New Hampshire congresswoman running for re-election, know about trust. Their careers depend on it. Their marriages are founded on it. Or so they thought. When an airplane carrying Dutch’s wife Peyton and Kay’s husband Cullen crashes into the Chesapeake Bay, leaving no survivors, it marks just the beginning of a mystery that will not only lead Dutch and Kay to disturbing and shocking information about their spouses, but bring these strangers together in an unlikely romance.  1999 Columbia Pictures 

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Score:

Reviewers

Ebert

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Average

Points

62.5

50

72

25

52.38

Film-o-Meter
  52.38 -
Go See At Matinee

 

Rating System:

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40 - 65 points  Go See At Matinee
65- 85 points Worth Seeing
85-100 points Definitely worth seeing. "A must see!"

Director

Sydney Pollack

Writers

Warren Adler
Kurt Luedtke

Genre

Drama\Romance\Thriller

Budget

 

Plot: 

A tough-minded internal affairs cop (Harrison Ford) involved in corruption case.

Starring:

Harrison Ford as Dutch Van Den Broeck
Kristin Scott Thomas as Kay Chandler  
Richard Jenkins as Truman Trainor

Running Time

1hr 50min

Rating

R for short scenes of violence, sexuality and language

Distributor

Columbia Pictures.

Trailer

Quicktime

Website

Official Site

 

 

 

          The People's Review of Random Hearts

Jake
score = 10
Random Hearts started out good, and since Sydney Pollack is a great director, I thought it was goning to keep getting better and better. But as it turns out, Random Hearts is one of the most boring movies I have ever seen. After the first 30 minutes, the movie starts digging its own grave. By the time the movie is over, two hours later, the movie has dug a 50 ft grave.

Andy Caplan
score = None
Review of the Movie Poster ("Sunglasses"):  On three occasions I asked six friends - ages 35 to 46 - if they would be interested in seeing Random Hearts based on the Poster, and none said they would.  One summarized, "women want to  see his eyes, and they don't, and men want to see the love-interest, and they can't." revie

Candace
This could have been a really good love story.  Instead of focusing on this Pollack interjected completely uneccessary "cops and robbers" scenes. The movie was very slow.  I don't think this is even worth a rental.

Jeff Turbitt
score = 10
This movie is dreadful. It is a ponderous, uninvolving, and a waste of time and money.

Denise
score = None
The movie, when it wasn't boring me, made me almost want to laugh. There was zero chemistry between the leads, and the premise of the movie and the resulting "love affair" between the leads stretched credibility to the breaking limit. What DID they do to Harrison Ford's hair anyway?  It was simply awful.  And an earring?   Puhhhhh-leeeeeez

NZ Daily
score = 90
We loved it!  Harrison Ford was amazing!  Kristin Scott Thomas was good too.   Well worth seeingw. m

Richard
score = 10
BORING. Plot is unbelievable, and I almost fell asleep it moved so slow. If all movies were like this, I'd never want to see one.

Eric
score = 20
This is by far Harrisons worst movie EVER!!! It just took the crown from Mosquito Coast (his other really bad movie). This movie sucks. Period

movie goer
score = 20
likewise I thought the earring on Ford looked totally out of place. His voice is so deep sometimes it's hard to translate it into plain english.

Hermus
score = None
If you have a bitter enemy, send them to this movie, as a matter of fact...offer to pay for it!  I've never seen a slower movie in my entire life. I was quite thankful for the bottle of Captain Morgan a friend had in her purse. Poor Harrison Ford....is he THAT desperate for work?  Somebody offer him a job, a good one!  I'd rather see him delivering pizza than destroying himself with such pitiful movies!  Poor guy, i wonder if he had to practice speaking that slow! ovies

Spru 
score = None 
Funniest movie ever made:  Unbelievable plot! Soundtrack from a shampoo commercial!  Really silly sub-plot! But trying to decipher Ford's maniac grin as his grieve/babe splits at the airport...is it gas Harrison?  A seizure? You must be in pain...this couldn't be acting. movie