Days of Heaven Reviews

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August 6, 2019
A love story that despite its dramatic ending, skies, fires, and ode to nature doesn't manage to move us much. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 8, 2018
The peak moment of Malick's career where he found the perfect blend of a respectful command of storytelling versus the more abstract submission to a cinema of the senses.
January 31, 2018
Where Badlands was about the unilateral influences of untamed landscapes on two young urban delinquents, Days of Heaven widens its perspective to describe no less than mankind, the Earth, and their mutual interaction.
June 30, 2017
Malick's magnum opus shimmers with the sensuality of a languorous summer afternoon.
February 21, 2014
Ethereal, gorgeous, and evocative.
October 18, 2012
Unforgettable 1978 love triangle drama includes violence.
October 14, 2011
The refusal to privilege the 'big' over the 'small' is present in all of Malick's work, but it finds its first fully-realized expression here.
September 2, 2011
Simply one of the most ravishing films ever made, luminous in a way that no other movie has been.
September 1, 2011
A rich and rewarding experience, then as now celebrated for its intricacy and slowness.
September 1, 2011
The writing is witty, the story is told with a beguiling simplicity and the period is meticulously realised, not only in farming equipment and costume, but in attitudes and faces.
August 31, 2011
A second chance for Malick to cast away the chemical stained print and achieve the film he envisioned, and a second chance for audiences to experience a true classic on the big screen.
August 31, 2011
Visually and thematically, it's still one of the most beautiful films ever made.
August 26, 2011
Wholly divine.
June 1, 2011
A film about awareness, standing still and being cognizant of the things around you.
May 25, 2011
You can feel Terrence Malick drifting away in this follow-up to his acclaimed debut.
January 2, 2011
One of the most visually impressive American films ever made, Days of Heaven fulfilled the promise that Terrence Malick had shown in Badlands
May 19, 2010
It has a visual syntax so eloquent -- its fields of gold cause its quiet characters to stand out like mythic figures -- it would play powerfully as a silent film.
March 25, 2010
The images of workers in their landscape look like impressionist paintings that cinematographer Almendros creates on the screen with the natural light of his locations.
March 3, 2010
A truly beautiful photographed film.
May 2, 2008
For Malick, Man is just a small part of a world which just keeps going round with or without his petty squabbles, crimes, loves, or melodramatic plots.
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