April 26, 2020
Shirley Temple still cheers me up even today. This is probably her best movie
July 7, 2010
Decent film with some inventive scenes, and values that still echo today.
December 5, 2008
Like all Shirley Temple stories, Heidi traces the reaction of human wickedness to the Temple dimples; unlike many of them, it has a craftsmanlike dramatic structure.
April 10, 2008
Under Dwan's capable hands, this so-so children's story classic by Johanna Spyri comes out much better than expected.
December 19, 2006
This classic children's film, expertly directed by Allan Dwan, is wonderfully entertaining, with moppet Temple at her adorable best.
October 3, 2005
It's depressing material, but Temple's universal warmth and appeal -- as well as Dwan's skill -- make it work.
March 26, 2003
One of Temple's best, thanks to Dwan's lucid direction.