• R, 2 hr. 12 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Barry Levinson
    In Theaters:
    Nov 17, 1999 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jun 20, 2000
  • Warner Bros. Pictures


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Liberty Heights Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Liberty Heights is worth a look, with its rich characters and dialogue, and its gorgeous cinematography by Chris Doyle.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

May 26, 2006
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Excellent re-creation of the clothing and landmarks of Baltimore in the 1950s.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 3/4

June 28, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Coming to terms with "the other" (whether stranger, enemy, or alien) is as critical to the development of soul now as it was in the 1950s.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

March 4, 2002
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Offers a deeper immersion in that old '50s feeling than any other Hollywood film in recent memory.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News

Lovingly crafted.

January 1, 2000
Jean Oppenheimer
New Times

Nostalgia is a tricky thing, but Levinson manages to strike just the right balance of humor, affection, and candor.

January 1, 2000
Steven Boone

A pretty brave and ambitious feat.

Full Review Source: Citysearch

January 1, 2000
Todd McCarthy
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A grand slam!

Full Review Source: Variety

January 1, 2000
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Writer-director Barry Levinson brings it all back home to Baltimore and delivers his funniest and most heartfelt film since Diner.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Both epic and intimate, taking on a large cast of characters while focusing quietly on the details of their lives.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: B+

January 1, 2000
Michael Dequina

The meandering focus of the script isn't quite as sharp as it should be, but there is nothing muddled about the warm feelings the film strongly evokes.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
David N. Butterworth

A pleasure to behold.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Robert Strohmeyer

Overall this movie just doesn't live up to its aims.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

A thoroughly grounded statement about the human condition.

| Original Score: 9/10

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

An attractive, albeit modest, addition to the Levinson collection.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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A pleasant and worthy addition to a strong series of films.

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

January 1, 2000
Peter Brunette
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Delivers the emotional goods.

January 1, 2000
Bridget Byrne
Boxoffice Magazine

A charming film, infused and emotionally heightened by the imagination of memory.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

January 1, 2000

E! Online

With well-written characters and a humorous script, the entire cast shines.

Full Review Source: E! Online

January 1, 2000
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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If more people followed Barry Levinson's example and made art after taking issue with something I've written, Hollywood and my mailbox would both benefit.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

January 1, 2000
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