• PG, 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Robert Benton
    In Theaters:
    Sep 21, 1984 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 9, 2001
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Places in the Heart Reviews

Variety Staff
Variety
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Places in the Heart is a loving, reflective homage to his hometown by writer-director Robert Benton.

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June 5, 2008
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Much is unemphatic, but all of it carries the moving weight of conviction. And it ends on a healing grace-note which passeth all understanding.

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June 24, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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[Benton's] memories provide the material for a wonderful movie, and he has made it, but unfortunately he hasn't stopped at that. He has gone on to include too much.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

October 23, 2004
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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Out of the memories of his boyhood in Waxahachie, Tex., during the Great Depression, and within the unlikely tradition of the old-fashioned ''mortgage'' melodrama, Robert Benton has made one of the best films in years about growing up American.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/4

May 20, 2003
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