Map of the Human Heart Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 26, 2006
As directed and co-written by Vincent Ward, this romantic drama tries to say something poignant about a doomed interracial love and the fateful nature of human encounters, but everything about it is excessive.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 5, 2004
Visually stunning and emotionally powerful... a buried treasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 12, 2003
Succeeds admirably in showing us just how much love the heart can hold in the face of so many obstacles and so much pain.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Even by Mr. Ward's own high standards in the area of idiosyncrasy, this is a daringly peculiar tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
September 7, 2002
An interesting, overlooked film
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
July 25, 2002
Dreamy, romantic, and ultimately haunting. A rare movie that deserves to be called a true original.
| Original Score: 4/5
Stephen Farber
Movieline
January 9, 2002
The love story (which features Jason Scott Lee and Anne Parillaud) that means to add pathos to this cultural collision doesn't generate enough heat. But the theme tantalizes, and many of the images soar.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The best movies seem to reinvent themselves as they move along, not drawing from worn-out sources, and Map of the Human Heart is one of the year's best films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Map of the Human Heart is an enjoyable two-hour ride, an unusual and eccentric combination of old-fashioned and modern movie sensibilities, told from a decidedly '90s mindset.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Map of the Human Heart is one of those rare films that illuminates a single human story, and does it so well that you're hardly aware you're watching a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A film of incantatory intensity and moment by a prodigiously gifted young filmmaker.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Despite its historical surrounding and a few stabs at thematic depth, Map of the Human Heart has all the flavor and plot complexity of a Harlequin romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
May 7, 2007
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
June 21, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
August 26, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 17, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
October 29, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
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