Where the Heart Is - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Where the Heart Is Reviews

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Liz Beardsworth
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Perfunctory and strangely soulless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
Full of poorly written Hollywood tripe, a coming-of-age story in which yeah, the main character gets older, but she doesn't learn anything.
Full Review | Original Score: C

E! Online
January 1, 2000
This is a special.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
This movie is worth seeing just to watch five of the finest actresses in movies.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Where the Heart Is celebrates motherhood as vocation, inspiration, and destination.
Sarah Raskin
TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, Where the Heart Is collapses under its own codependent weight of taking on too much at once.
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
A consistently enticing performance by Natalie Portman.
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Grand Guignol-on- trailer-wheels horror show.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Where the Heart Is is a soap-opera trash compactor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Erik Childress
January 1, 2000
In the hands of TV director Matt Williams ... it's a choppy mess that belongs on the street corner Monday morning.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
One of the most uneven pictures I've seen this year.
J. Robert Parks
Phantom Tollbooth
January 1, 2000
If we could just strip away the plot, Where the Heart Is would be a delightful film. As it is, wait for video.
Top Critic
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
One-stop shopping for your emotional movie needs.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Carries the rank stink of hokum, and nasty hokum to boot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Heart definitely lacks much of the earthy lyricism it's obviously striving for.
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Has enough humor and polish to gull you into enjoying its jest-folks fakery. But you may hate yourself in the morning.
Read More | Original Score: C+
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Incredibly cluttered and messy tragi-comedy.
Max Messier
January 1, 2000
This film is terrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
The movie isn't all that much -- it's too cloyingly ramshackle -- but Portman isn't playing down to her character this time around.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
A generic, below-par chick flick.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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