Heat and Dust Reviews

  • Jun 11, 2013

    Anyone who wants to say a word about British India should read Forster's A Passage to India carefully. The 1982 movie's view of India regresses greatly from Forster's 1922 view.

    Anyone who wants to say a word about British India should read Forster's A Passage to India carefully. The 1982 movie's view of India regresses greatly from Forster's 1922 view.

  • Dec 15, 2012

    Maybe it just hasn't aged well, but I found the themes to be dated and mildly offensive. Julie Christie and Greta Scacchi are both luminous, and unfortunately not a single male in the cast is worthy of either of them.

    Maybe it just hasn't aged well, but I found the themes to be dated and mildly offensive. Julie Christie and Greta Scacchi are both luminous, and unfortunately not a single male in the cast is worthy of either of them.

  • Nov 25, 2010

    Intimate stories through the ages capturing the India of old and new through two female relations experiences. It's not a pacy story though and lags in several places.

    Intimate stories through the ages capturing the India of old and new through two female relations experiences. It's not a pacy story though and lags in several places.

  • Sep 24, 2010

    Well made movie..smoothly goes into the past and into the present again..good story with good performances

    Well made movie..smoothly goes into the past and into the present again..good story with good performances

  • Aug 11, 2010

    Wonderful and exotic. Kudos.

    Wonderful and exotic. Kudos.

  • Mar 20, 2010

    A BRITISH WOMAN TRAVELS TO INDIA TO RETRACE THE STEPS OF HER GRAND AUNT ,GUIDED BY THE WOMAN'S DIARY.

    A BRITISH WOMAN TRAVELS TO INDIA TO RETRACE THE STEPS OF HER GRAND AUNT ,GUIDED BY THE WOMAN'S DIARY.

  • Dec 22, 2009

    Parallel stories from two eras. Ok film, not great

    Parallel stories from two eras. Ok film, not great

  • Aug 16, 2009

    This movie has the special charm of Indian background with Indian actors in the lead roles.

    This movie has the special charm of Indian background with Indian actors in the lead roles.

  • Sep 21, 2008

    It captures the palpable attraction and the tension between the Rajah and Olivia with extreme finesse...

    It captures the palpable attraction and the tension between the Rajah and Olivia with extreme finesse...

  • Sep 21, 2008

    A great adaptation by merchant-Ivory. Skilled screenplay. Magical cinematography.

    A great adaptation by merchant-Ivory. Skilled screenplay. Magical cinematography.