Heidi Reviews

  • Dec 27, 2020

    "Heidi" Stars An 8-Year-Old Shirley Temple Plays The Title Character. Heidi Is A Highly Intelligent, Quick-Witted Orphan Turned Kidnappee. Heidi's Self-Interested Aunts Takes Her To Live With Her Grandfather, Adolph Kramer, An Old, Introverted Grouch. When The Grandfather Begins To Have A Beautiful Bond With Heidi, The Aunt Returns To Steal Heidi Away To Sell Her To A Family In Need Of A Playmate For The Rich Mansion Owner's Sickly Daughter. Far From Home And Missing Her Grandfather, Heidi Must Learn To Adjust To A Large House, A New Friend, And A Villainous Châtelaine... I Loved This Film. It's Adventurous, Humorous, Well-Written, And Well-Directed. This Film Brings So Much Nostalgia. It Could Easily Compete And Win Over Films Such As Home Alone Or The Nightmare Before Christmas For Best Cult Classic Christmas Film If It Weren't Underrated And Already 83 Years Old... Shirley Temple Was Phenomenal As Usual. With This Film, She Proved Something That We All Knew Before And After Her Performance: Shirley Temple Is The Poster Child For Great Child Acting. Not Only Could/Did She Act -- She Sang And She Tapped Danced Simultaneously. A True National Treasure, She Did What No Child Actor Could Have Done In That Time. She Made The Movie Great. Aside From One Or Two Laughably Ridiculous Moments, Heidi Was An Impressive, Heartwarming Tale That Audiences Of All Ages Could Enjoy -- 98%

    "Heidi" Stars An 8-Year-Old Shirley Temple Plays The Title Character. Heidi Is A Highly Intelligent, Quick-Witted Orphan Turned Kidnappee. Heidi's Self-Interested Aunts Takes Her To Live With Her Grandfather, Adolph Kramer, An Old, Introverted Grouch. When The Grandfather Begins To Have A Beautiful Bond With Heidi, The Aunt Returns To Steal Heidi Away To Sell Her To A Family In Need Of A Playmate For The Rich Mansion Owner's Sickly Daughter. Far From Home And Missing Her Grandfather, Heidi Must Learn To Adjust To A Large House, A New Friend, And A Villainous Châtelaine... I Loved This Film. It's Adventurous, Humorous, Well-Written, And Well-Directed. This Film Brings So Much Nostalgia. It Could Easily Compete And Win Over Films Such As Home Alone Or The Nightmare Before Christmas For Best Cult Classic Christmas Film If It Weren't Underrated And Already 83 Years Old... Shirley Temple Was Phenomenal As Usual. With This Film, She Proved Something That We All Knew Before And After Her Performance: Shirley Temple Is The Poster Child For Great Child Acting. Not Only Could/Did She Act -- She Sang And She Tapped Danced Simultaneously. A True National Treasure, She Did What No Child Actor Could Have Done In That Time. She Made The Movie Great. Aside From One Or Two Laughably Ridiculous Moments, Heidi Was An Impressive, Heartwarming Tale That Audiences Of All Ages Could Enjoy -- 98%

  • Aug 23, 2020

    Absolutely the worst Heidi movie ever made. As a Swiss I grew up with the book Heidi written by Johanna Spyri. Poor Johanna wouldn't just turn in her grave if she know the Shirley Temple Heidi, no she would spin like a Helicopter blade

    Absolutely the worst Heidi movie ever made. As a Swiss I grew up with the book Heidi written by Johanna Spyri. Poor Johanna wouldn't just turn in her grave if she know the Shirley Temple Heidi, no she would spin like a Helicopter blade

  • Jul 23, 2020

    Cute adaptation, one of Temple's best.

    Cute adaptation, one of Temple's best.

  • Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
    Mar 04, 2020

    Once this was a go-to venerable Christmas classic shown every year on television, a staple as much as It's A Wonderful Life, but a network snafu back in 1968 somehow worked to take this (and most other Temple movies as a matter of fact) out of the public eye. Which is unfortunate. Well-rounded and charming, here is a great example of family entertainment that does not deserve to be forgotten, but rather celebrated. Temple is delightful, and the rest of the cast is admirable as a little girl finds family after the death of her parents. Don't let this one get by you at any time of year, but especially during Christmas.

    Once this was a go-to venerable Christmas classic shown every year on television, a staple as much as It's A Wonderful Life, but a network snafu back in 1968 somehow worked to take this (and most other Temple movies as a matter of fact) out of the public eye. Which is unfortunate. Well-rounded and charming, here is a great example of family entertainment that does not deserve to be forgotten, but rather celebrated. Temple is delightful, and the rest of the cast is admirable as a little girl finds family after the death of her parents. Don't let this one get by you at any time of year, but especially during Christmas.

  • Feb 11, 2020

    I have problems with the way the women and some men treat the children in here as it is timely dated, but it's still a pleasure to watch Shirley temples character overcome those emotional obstacles and socialize with everyone otherwise.

    I have problems with the way the women and some men treat the children in here as it is timely dated, but it's still a pleasure to watch Shirley temples character overcome those emotional obstacles and socialize with everyone otherwise.

  • Aug 04, 2019

    Shirley Temple is, possibly, the greatest child star that ever was or ever will be. At the very least, she will certainly go down in history as the most universally popular. Between the ages of 7 and 10, she was the top box-office draw for 4 years in a row, beating out other popular actors like Clark Gable and Jean Harlow. Appearing in her breakout role in the film Stand Up and Cheer at the age of 5, she was a little girl with a near-prodigy level talent for dance, singing, and acting (she even has a tap combination named after her). An orphaned girl tends goats for her grandfather until she's sold to serve as a disabled girl's companion. A truly touching family drama, Heidi is a wonderful film. Even though most of the film takes place in the winter, Heidi was, actually, filmed in the middle of summer in Lake Arrowhead, California. At one point the heat became so, unbearable that Hersholt collapsed from heat exhaustion. Shirley, also, suffered health problems during the shoot when she, accidentally, swallowed fake snow. This resulted in throat problems that forced the production to shoot around her for two days. Despite the mishaps, Shirley still enjoyed making this film, even suggesting the fanciful "In Our Little Wooden Shoes" number herself and during production "helped" direct her fellow child actors through the dance steps.

    Shirley Temple is, possibly, the greatest child star that ever was or ever will be. At the very least, she will certainly go down in history as the most universally popular. Between the ages of 7 and 10, she was the top box-office draw for 4 years in a row, beating out other popular actors like Clark Gable and Jean Harlow. Appearing in her breakout role in the film Stand Up and Cheer at the age of 5, she was a little girl with a near-prodigy level talent for dance, singing, and acting (she even has a tap combination named after her). An orphaned girl tends goats for her grandfather until she's sold to serve as a disabled girl's companion. A truly touching family drama, Heidi is a wonderful film. Even though most of the film takes place in the winter, Heidi was, actually, filmed in the middle of summer in Lake Arrowhead, California. At one point the heat became so, unbearable that Hersholt collapsed from heat exhaustion. Shirley, also, suffered health problems during the shoot when she, accidentally, swallowed fake snow. This resulted in throat problems that forced the production to shoot around her for two days. Despite the mishaps, Shirley still enjoyed making this film, even suggesting the fanciful "In Our Little Wooden Shoes" number herself and during production "helped" direct her fellow child actors through the dance steps.

  • Feb 18, 2019

    My favorite Shirley Temple feature, which still holds up till this day with the perfect blend of comedy and drama, making it a timeless classic!

    My favorite Shirley Temple feature, which still holds up till this day with the perfect blend of comedy and drama, making it a timeless classic!

  • Feb 01, 2019

    The best inspiring movie ever made!

    The best inspiring movie ever made!

  • Jan 10, 2019

    Half of the film is heavy-handed religion being forced down moviegoers throats. Hollywood had the problem them (and still has) of wanting to force specific religion to the masses while getting all the details wrong. Switzerland, a Protestant nation, finds Heidi going to a church with a crucific (a Catholic church!) and the movie is imbued with Catholic images. Hollywood writers and directors seem to have all been Jewish or Catholic. This issue still exists today. Religion could be exorcised from the film, cutting it down to less than an hour. The plot is impossible, but keeps you watching, and the good vs. bad theme plays out well. The characters are one-dimensional, but to a nation stuck in the depths of the depression, this is probably a movie they wanted to see.

    Half of the film is heavy-handed religion being forced down moviegoers throats. Hollywood had the problem them (and still has) of wanting to force specific religion to the masses while getting all the details wrong. Switzerland, a Protestant nation, finds Heidi going to a church with a crucific (a Catholic church!) and the movie is imbued with Catholic images. Hollywood writers and directors seem to have all been Jewish or Catholic. This issue still exists today. Religion could be exorcised from the film, cutting it down to less than an hour. The plot is impossible, but keeps you watching, and the good vs. bad theme plays out well. The characters are one-dimensional, but to a nation stuck in the depths of the depression, this is probably a movie they wanted to see.

  • Jul 18, 2018

    To be honest it was boring to me the movie was okay but not a whole lot of action.

    To be honest it was boring to me the movie was okay but not a whole lot of action.