Ghosts of the Heartland (2007)




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A big-city reporter returns to his quiet hometown in hopes of penning the story that will win him a Pulitzer, only to discover that his old nemesis, a McCarthyite thug, rules the town with an iron fist. The year is 1952: paranoia is sweeping the nation, and Roland Lu is heading back to Millville. The last time Roland came home someone was murdered, and it's beginning to look like history may repeat itself. Roland's family and friends live in constant fear for their lives, and it's all due to one … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

Except for Santoro, the acting and the movie itself lack much of a sense of urgency. But it gets the look right on a microscopic budget, and its heart is in the right place.

Full Review… | May 22, 2009
New York Post
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Might have been more effective with a little more honey and a lot less vinegar.

Full Review… | May 22, 2009
New York Times
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Blumberg's point is that racism was/is bad -- hard to argue with that. It's equally hard to argue that the classic noirs would've been better off had they taken frequent time-outs for lectures on racial justice.

Full Review… | May 19, 2009
Village Voice
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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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Despite some forgivably mediocre performances,...[it's] a visually stylish noir film that's often intriguing, suspenseful and provocative.

Full Review… | May 25, 2009
NYC Movie Guru

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