• PG, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Terrence Malick
    In Theaters:
    Sep 13, 1978 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 30, 1999
  • Paramount Pictures


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Days of Heaven Reviews

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

Ethereal, gorgeous, and evocative.

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine | Original Score: A+

February 21, 2014
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Unforgettable 1978 love triangle drama includes violence.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

October 18, 2012
Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

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.

Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You

October 14, 2011
David Sexton
This is London

Simply one of the most ravishing films ever made, luminous in a way that no other movie has been.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 5/5

September 2, 2011
Peter Bradshaw

A rich and rewarding experience, then as now celebrated for its intricacy and slowness.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 5/5

September 1, 2011
John Bleasdale
Electric Sheep

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.

Full Review Source: Electric Sheep

September 1, 2011
Sophie Brown
Little White Lies

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 Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 5/5

August 31, 2011
David Jenkins
Time Out
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Visually and thematically, it's still one of the most beautiful films ever made.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 5/5

August 31, 2011
Matthew Leyland
Total Film

Wholly divine.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 5/5

August 26, 2011
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A film about awareness, standing still and being cognizant of the things around you.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 10/10

June 1, 2011
Josh Larsen

You can feel Terrence Malick drifting away in this follow-up to his acclaimed debut.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 3/4

May 25, 2011
Emanuel Levy

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 Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A-

January 2, 2011
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

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 Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: 9/10

May 19, 2010
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

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.

Full Review Source: Turner Classic Movies Online

March 25, 2010
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A truly beautiful photographed film.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

March 3, 2010
Brian Holcomb

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.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

May 2, 2008
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

This is the towering, unconventional power of a true artist.

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

October 23, 2007


A feast for the eyes and ears.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

October 23, 2007
Variety Staff
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One of the great cinematic achievements of the 1970s.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 23, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

The sound alone is astonishing. Morricone's haunting, wistful score adds measurably to the sweep and timelessness of the film.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

October 23, 2007

Time Out
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January 26, 2006
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