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Heaven's Gate Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

November 18, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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This movie is $36 million thrown to the winds. It is the most scandalous cinematic waste I have ever seen, and remember, I've seen Paint Your Wagon.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 0.5/4

October 23, 2004
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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The longer version is impressive as long as the characters and settings remain in long shot; only when the camera gets closer do the problems start.

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March 2, 2012
Variety Staff
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The balance of director Michael Cimino's film is so confusing, so overlong at three-and-a-half hours and so ponderous that it fails to work at almost every level.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 22, 2008
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 2/5

August 22, 2003
Victor Olliver

A public health menace.

| Original Score: 0/5

August 8, 2002
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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If anything, Michael Cimino's inert disaster of a Western has gotten worse over the years ...

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

March 19, 2013
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Too long and pretentious to properly work -- shave off a good half-hour and you might have something.

| Original Score: 2/5

June 12, 2003
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Cimino's sprawling anti-Western is above all a great paradox--or, better yet, jumble of paradoxes.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 27, 2001
Mark Athitakis

It is sensitive and it is condescending. It has enormous ambition and winds up with nothing to say. Eventually, it's just sadly exhausting.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

April 18, 2004
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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Heaven's Gate' is something quite rare in movies these days -- an unqualified disaster.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 0/5

August 30, 2004
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

has considerable curiosity value... as an important piece of contemporary film history and as an example of how a filmmaker got it so wrong by trying so hard to get it right.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette | Original Score: 2/4

October 11, 2004
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

| Original Score: 1/5

March 30, 2005
Emanuel Levy

A second look at Cimino's 1981 epic Western suggests that it has major problems but is not a total catastrophe.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C+

July 10, 2009
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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It really is a stinker.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 2, 2012

Boxoffice Magazine

Such attention to detail cannot overcome the impatience audiences will feel with this overlong film.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

June 5, 2002

TV Guide's Movie Guide

This beautiful but notoriously disappointing film is one of the most overblown epic Westerns of any decade.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 2, 2012
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

The first critics to lay eyes on it mistook the emphasis on the personal and painterly for self-indulgence - static naval gazing. This confuses incident with the incidental.

Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray

August 15, 2013
Glenn Heath Jr.
Little White Lies

Emotionally stings like few other westerns.

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

August 1, 2013
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

Its status as a true wonder-work of American cinema is now surely beyond doubt.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 5/5

August 1, 2013
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