42% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Aug 22
41% If I Stay Aug 22
19% When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
9% Are You Here Aug 22
96% Love Is Strange Aug 22

Top Box Office

20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28.5M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $25.1M
15% Let's Be Cops $17.8M
34% The Expendables 3 $15.9M
32% The Giver $12.3M
20% Into The Storm $7.9M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.2M
65% Lucy $5.5M
39% Step Up: All In $2.7M
61% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

0% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
86% The Congress Aug 29
—— The Calling Aug 29

Premieres Tonight

33% BoJack Horseman: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

—— Jonah From Tonga: Season 1
86% The Knick: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
95% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
41% Working the Engels: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Heading South Reviews

Page 1 of 5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Where does Legba go when he leaves? Neither the women nor the director seem to care.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 19, 2006
Edward Douglas

It's nice that they're finally adapting Harlequin romance novels into movies.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 6/10

July 4, 2006
David Cornelius

While an important message is at the movie's core, Cantet just can't find a way to make us care.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

January 4, 2007
Kent Turner

Issues of class and race are overwhelmed by the third act melodrama.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

July 6, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A well-acted but misguided tale of displaced sexual longing on the beaches of Baby Doc Duvalier's 1970s Haiti.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

July 7, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A nervy but muddleheaded work ... with sharply unpleasant things to say about the First World's moral strip-mining of the Third but an overly tactful way of saying them.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 4, 2006
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

In the end, the pretense of romance is what you walk away with. It might have made a memorable study of dark needs if it didn't wear down its vitality with so much dispiriting weakness.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 21, 2006

Okay, we'll admit that the ideal of being fawned over and adored by half-dressed men has some appeal, but this movie doesn't... sex in paradise shouldn't be this uninteresting.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

November 30, 2006
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Looking for love in all the wrong places cools in the warmth of the Haitian sun.

| Original Score: 6/10

July 6, 2006
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Provocative subject matter and a rather magnificent performance by Charlotte Rampling aside, the occasional flickering hint of deeper meaning isn't enough to sustain interest.

Full Review Source: The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

August 24, 2006
Jay Weissberg
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Albert's bitterness deserved further development, but the real puzzle is why Cantet doesn't let Legba have a say.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 3, 2006
Angela Baldassarre

A movie about middle-aged women frolicking with smooth-skinned Haitian locals on the beach can be either erotic and sensual, or exploitive and pointless.

Full Review Source:

February 12, 2006
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine

As a glimpse into a curious subculture this provokes interest, but in dramatic and political terms it's a missed opportunity.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

July 7, 2006
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

It misses by a mile the quality that characterizes Cantet's other films.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

August 26, 2006
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The women are meant to level the emotional playing field and add depth to what is, at heart, a story about the exploitation of poor nations by rich and powerful ones. But they wind up being too bitter and unstable to elicit much sympathy.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 20, 2006
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Laurent Cantet directs his adaptation of Dany Laferreiere's La Chair du Maitre as if it were a Danielle Steele novel.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C

August 25, 2006
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

"Heading South" is more of a middling film precisely because it is so obviously tackling an issue and making a statement. As a result, the characters and the story suffer.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 2/4

October 19, 2006
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

In the end, one gets the sense that Cantet and his cast and crew mainly wanted to get paid to make a movie on a beautiful Santo Domingo beach among beautiful people.

September 1, 2006
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Suffering from a surfeit of addled ambition, it's intellectually feverish but dramatically languid, one of those overreaching movies that tries awfully hard to seem deep but ends up as shallow as a tide pool.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

February 3, 2006
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Cantet never finds the keys to his characters in Heading South and fails to give them life beyond the politicized representations imposed on them by Laferrière.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

February 3, 2006

Baltimore Sun
August 26, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic IconTop Critic
September 30, 2006

Irish Times
January 5, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
January 6, 2007

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
Page 1 of 5
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile