Liberty Heights is worth a look, with its rich characters and dialogue, and its gorgeous cinematography by Chris Doyle.
Excellent re-creation of the clothing and landmarks of Baltimore in the 1950s.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
Offers a deeper immersion in that old '50s feeling than any other Hollywood film in recent memory.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Nostalgia is a tricky thing, but Levinson manages to strike just the right balance of humor, affection, and candor.
A pretty brave and ambitious feat.
A grand slam!
Writer-director Barry Levinson brings it all back home to Baltimore and delivers his funniest and most heartfelt film since Diner.
Both epic and intimate, taking on a large cast of characters while focusing quietly on the details of their lives.
| Original Score: B+
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.
A pleasure to behold.
Overall this movie just doesn't live up to its aims.
| Original Score: 3/5
A thoroughly grounded statement about the human condition.
| Original Score: 9/10
An attractive, albeit modest, addition to the Levinson collection.
A pleasant and worthy addition to a strong series of films.
Delivers the emotional goods.
A charming film, infused and emotionally heightened by the imagination of memory.
With well-written characters and a humorous script, the entire cast shines.
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.
| Original Score: B-