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The Heart Machine

Drama . Thriller

A man begins to suspect that his long-distance girlfriend, whom he met online but has never met in person, has been living in the same city the whole time and sets out to find her.

Actors: John Gallagher Jr. , Kate Lyn Sheil , David Call , Louisa Krause , Libby Woodbridge , Halley Wegryn-Gross , Katie Paxton , RJ Brown , Roderick Hill
Directors: Zachary Wigon
Country: USA
Release: 2014-10-24
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  • John DeFore

    A thoughtful, emotionally tricky debut benefitting from two strong lead performances.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Calum Marsh

    An exemplary mystery, a paranoid thriller rooted in contemporary technology but not crafted to denounce it.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Shelley Farmer

    While Wigon's film lacks emotional weight, that deficiency is not a matter of style over substance, but an effective comment on the peculiarly isolating nature of modern communication technology.

    indieWIRE Full Review
  • Susan Wloszczyna

    The Heart Machine lies somewhere between the AOL love letter “You’ve Got Mail” and the more cautionary “Her” on the issue of what effect all this technology is having on society. Full Review
  • Jenni Miller

    The Heart Machine’s denouement is ultimately disappointing, but the film is still one of the more successful cinematic portrayals of online intimacy.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Carson Lund

    It showcases a genuine fascination with the mind/body split engendered by Skyping, online dating, and constant app usage through a plot that doesn't fuel itself on received wisdom.

    Slant Magazine Full Review
  • Andrew Barker

    Thoroughly modern without being ostentatious about it, and featuring excellent performances from Kate Lyn Sheil and John Gallagher Jr., the film boasts pleasures more formal than narrative.

    Variety Full Review
  • Sheila O’Malley

    Except for its ending, which deflates the tension and makes a brief gesture toward profundity, it’s an unblinking look at one man’s total unraveling.

    The Dissolve Full Review
  • Nicolas Rapold

    This New York drama in some ways finds new names for age-old insecurities among men and women, though it doesn’t entirely deliver on its promising buildup.

    The New York Times Full Review