Days of Heaven Reviews

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 21, 2014
Ethereal, gorgeous, and evocative.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
October 18, 2012
Unforgettable 1978 love triangle drama includes violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 14, 2011
The refusal to privilege the 'big' over the 'small' is present in all of Malick's work, but it finds its first fully-realized expression here.
David Sexton
This is London
September 2, 2011
Simply one of the most ravishing films ever made, luminous in a way that no other movie has been.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
September 1, 2011
A rich and rewarding experience, then as now celebrated for its intricacy and slowness.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John Bleasdale
Electric Sheep
September 1, 2011
The writing is witty, the story is told with a beguiling simplicity and the period is meticulously realised, not only in farming equipment and costume, but in attitudes and faces.
Sophie Brown
Little White Lies
August 31, 2011
A second chance for Malick to cast away the chemical stained print and achieve the film he envisioned, and a second chance for audiences to experience a true classic on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
David Jenkins
Time Out
August 31, 2011
Visually and thematically, it's still one of the most beautiful films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matthew Leyland
Total Film
August 26, 2011
Wholly divine.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 1, 2011
A film about awareness, standing still and being cognizant of the things around you.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
May 25, 2011
You can feel Terrence Malick drifting away in this follow-up to his acclaimed debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
January 2, 2011
One of the most visually impressive American films ever made, Days of Heaven fulfilled the promise that Terrence Malick had shown in Badlands
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
May 19, 2010
It has a visual syntax so eloquent -- its fields of gold cause its quiet characters to stand out like mythic figures -- it would play powerfully as a silent film.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online
March 25, 2010
The images of workers in their landscape look like impressionist paintings that cinematographer Almendros creates on the screen with the natural light of his locations.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 3, 2010
A truly beautiful photographed film.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Brian Holcomb
PopMatters
May 2, 2008
For Malick, Man is just a small part of a world which just keeps going round with or without his petty squabbles, crimes, loves, or melodramatic plots.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
October 23, 2007
This is the towering, unconventional power of a true artist.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Film4
October 23, 2007
A feast for the eyes and ears.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
October 23, 2007
One of the great cinematic achievements of the 1970s.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 23, 2007
The sound alone is astonishing. Morricone's haunting, wistful score adds measurably to the sweep and timelessness of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic

Time Out
January 26, 2006
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