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Places in the Heart Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
June 5, 2008
Places in the Heart is a loving, reflective homage to his hometown by writer-director Robert Benton.
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Chris Peachment
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
[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.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Robert Benton spends most of this film signaling his intentions to make a noble, stirring piece of dust-bowl Americana on the model of a Ford or Vidor, yet the goods he delivers are wholly synthetic.