• R, 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Chris Terrio
    In Theaters:
    Jan 24, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 1, 2005
  • Sony Pictures Classics
  • Heights
    2 minutes 46 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Heights Reviews

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

An intelligent and perceptive film, neither unique nor earth-shattering, but still worthwhile.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 72/100

April 19, 2007
David Noh
Film Journal International

This emotional jigsaw puzzle is cannily constructed.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily

Though car chases and explosions are kept to a bare minimum here, I daresay you won't be bored.

Full Review Source: Fantastica Daily

November 2, 2005
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Heights is a New York genre film....keeping our interest with adroit story telling and excellent technicals

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

September 22, 2005
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

...makes some subtle observations about insecurities and preconceptions, and the script unfolds its big twists in a way that's surprising without turning manipulative.

Full Review

August 29, 2005
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

A noteworthy ending to Merchant's career and a solid beginning for the film careers of Terrio, Fox and Banks.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

August 25, 2005
Dan Lybarger
Kansas City Star

According to this film, New York is a joyless place where people live only to drop names, attend parties, cheat on loved ones and brood.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 19, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...well-designed but somewhat airless

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: B

August 12, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Though good in parts not good as a whole.

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

August 6, 2005
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

What happens to these not-so-interesting people isn't nearly as compelling as writer Amy Fox and first-time feature director Chris Terrio intended.

August 5, 2005
Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
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If the plot is thin, at least the characters are interesting, and the performances are consistently strong.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

July 28, 2005
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The ties that bind this drama's often-smug and off-putting characters are contrived, and the plotting rarely goes deeper than soap opera surface. And that's a shame, considering the caliber of its cast.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

July 23, 2005
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

The dance these filmmakers have created is the sort that makes viewing a joy.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

July 22, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Amy Fox's play, with New York clichés for characters, was never going to hit, ahem, the movie heights. But cut loose in the middle of a comic-book summer, Heights is just different enough, just adult enough, to warrant a climb and a look.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

July 22, 2005
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Feels like a stage work - a self-important and self-consciously lofty one at that - and first-time director Chris Terrio does little to make it come alive.

| Original Score: 2/4

July 22, 2005
Piet Levy
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The material isn't strong enough and the first-time director isn't experienced enough to make it work.

| Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2005
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

The story defies the convention of its genre by actually going somewhere.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

July 21, 2005
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

They work like little jigsaw puzzles, seducing us into the lives of characters via little slivers, then keeping us guessing about how they will collide and change one another.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 21, 2005
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[B]ottled-up angst somehow isn't as attractive when it's not pining away by the canals of Venice in the 19th century but rather over the... skyline of 21st-century New York...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

July 20, 2005
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca

Unconvincing Heights. Ensemble piece pretentious and slow-handed.

Full Review Source: Sympatico.ca

July 19, 2005
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