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Days of Heaven Reviews

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 22, 2007
To hell with equivocation or beating around the bush: Terrence Malick's 1978 Days of Heaven is the greatest film ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 27, 2006
Perhaps the most typical example of a '70s American art film -- daring, romantic, rebellious but also filled with longing for the beauty of the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
May 11, 2006
What remains is a haunting sense of waywardness, of the drifting millions who have toiled away on fields and in factories, fading into the American past, unnoticed.
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
March 1, 2006
The film is unable to overcome the fatal flaw of the three lead's unconvincing acting.
Clint Morris
Moviehole
March 23, 2005
One of those grand ol' classics you just have to see
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 8, 2005
A so so film with gorgeous photography!
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
January 5, 2005
Early Gere film with fabulous cinematography.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
July 8, 2004
Malick emphasizes both his characters' happiness and ignorance. This dilemma is acknowledged in the title, which implies that for Heaven to be existent so must Hell.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 8, 2004
Every shot is suitable for framing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 25, 2004
Days of Heaven is a compelling adventure story and a riveting meditation on the soulscape of America.
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Harold C. Schonberg
New York Times
May 21, 2003
Days of Heaven never really makes up its mind what it wants to be.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
So beautiful that it touches heaven itself.
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Terrence Malick creates a film that has all the rich density of a literary experience but is made irrefutably cinematic in its lavish, uncompromised visual detail.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Simply riveting.
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide
July 9, 2002
Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven is a landmark film in that it is one of the few movies ever made that has no discernable weaknesses.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
April 30, 2002
Days of Heaven (1978) is an exquisite, lyrical film of exceptional visual beauty and only the second film of writer-director Terrence Malick,
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
One thing that certainly can be said about Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven: it's not sentimental or manipulative. Unfortunately, it's also not particularly involving.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This is a movie made by a man who knew how something felt, and found a way to evoke it in us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Almost incontestably the most gorgeously photographed film ever made.
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
[A] masterpiece.
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