Ulee's Gold (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ulee's Gold (1997)

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Ulee is a beekeeper living on a farm where he takes care of his two granddaughters; their mother is missing. When Ulee's son Jimmy call's from prison, he says the girl's mother is in Miami. Ulee retrieves her but runs into Jimmy's former partners who demand money from him.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Victor Nuņez
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 24, 1999
Runtime:
MGM

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Cast

Peter Fonda
as Ulee Jackson
Christine Dunford
as Helen Jackson
Jessica Biel
as Casey Jackson
Vanessa Zima
as Penny Jackson
Steven Flynn
as Eddie Flowers
Tom Wood
as Jimmy Jackson
J. Kenneth Campbell
as Sheriff Bill Floyd
Dewey Weber
as Ferris Dooley
Traber Burns
as Chance Barrow
Ryan Marshall
as Charlie Myers
Chad Fish
as Markie
Will Sexton
as Child at Rest Stop
Dale C. Marshall
as Beekeeper Assistant
James Whitehurst
as Beekeeper Assistant
Charles Branner
as Beekeeper Assistant
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Critic Reviews for Ulee's Gold

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (16)

This low-key drama is played slow and sage.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

One of those unexpected pleasures that combines a low budget with a high emotional impact.

Full Review… | April 25, 2003
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

A modest delight.

Full Review… | January 22, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

This is no bakery-grade honey.

May 11, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

There is a quality about this film's use of deliberation that comes at times wonderfully close to magic.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Shamelessly metaphorical in ways that will embarrass all but a few generous souls.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Ulee's Gold

½

It was pretty good.

dreamfaeries
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Not a bad film that shows what can be accomplished with a low budget and solid acting but there have been better.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

½

A favorite.

iLeo
Leo L

Super Reviewer

Ulee's Gold Quotes

Penny Jackson: Sometimes the bees get confused and run away.That's them there on the the tree. But they don't really want to be gone. And they're happy when someone helps them back into their home.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
Ulee Jackson: Maybe you can be too close. I'll always wonder if she was really happy.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
Ulee Jackson: Do you like sad?
Penny Jackson: No, but sometimes, inside, it makes you quiet.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
Ulee Jackson: The bees and I have an understanding.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)

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