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Heaven & Earth Reviews

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David Ansen
March 13, 2015
Some of the parts are undeniably gripping; what gets lost are the characters themselves.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
June 5, 2004
Mr. Stone tells this tale vigorously, but he has the wrong cinematic vocabulary for his heroine's essentially passive experience.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
November 16, 2001
Heaven has so many themes, ranging from Buddhist spirituality to feminism, it ends up with none.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 30, 2001
This is the first time [Stone] has tried to place himself inside a woman's imagination, and that he succeeds so well is due partly...to an extraordinary performance by Hiep Thi Le in the leading role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
October 30, 2001
Heaven and Earth has the epic scope one would expect from a film of this magnitude, but it lacks much of the narrative strength of Stone's first two Vietnamese tales.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Entertainment Weekly
June 1, 1994
Full Review | Original Score: C+