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Heading South Reviews

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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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September 30, 2006

Irish Times
January 5, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
January 6, 2007

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
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