Heat and Dust Reviews

March 8, 2019
After 37 years, Heat and Dust stands up as an intelligent, ambitious, substantial picture - with flaws but also intriguing aspects that were perhaps not sufficiently understood at the time.
August 29, 2017
There's a whole lot of cathartic pain in Heat and Dust, if you know where to look for it.
October 23, 2004
Heat and Dust contains wonderful sights and sounds and textures. It is seductive, treating both of its love stories with seriousness; these are not romances, but decisions to dissent.
May 30, 2019
Only James Ivory's somnolent good taste could make this passage to India so drab, but he gets a bright performance from Julie Christie... and a ravishing one from Greta Scacchi.
August 27, 2017
It's unlikely to win over Merchant-Ivory skeptics, but it does represent an intriguing transition from the India-centered social realism of their earlier work to the lavish literary adaptations for which they would become famous.
August 24, 2017
Lovely and leisurely, it lacks the repressed sexual "heat" of the greatest Merchant/Ivory/Jhabvala period pieces.
June 6, 2005
October 31, 2003
July 23, 2003
Weaves a magical spell as an exploration of romance and as a sensitive cross-cultural study