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Heavy Reviews

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March 24, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 4, 2006
Showing observational skills, James Mangold has made a quiet, personal film that contests the stereotypes with which Hollywood has portrayed overweight people.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 18, 2005
Pruitt Taylor Vince will amaze you with his subtle but powerful portrayal of the lovable Victor.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 27, 2004
Features a subtle performance by Vince
| Original Score: 3/5
April 25, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
March 22, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
January 29, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 21, 2002
Explores the same kind of territory pioneered in the short fiction of Raymond Carver.
July 1, 2002
A slice of life drama that, like the characters it portrays, plods along at its own pace. All the while engaging the viewer.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 5, 2002
Effectively delineates those people whose lives merely exist on the margins of society.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 14, 2001
A small, quiet miracle of a movie in which tenderness, compassion and insight combine to create a tension that yields a quality of perception that's almost painful to experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Even the film's chanciest moments sustain an overall poignancy.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Mangold captures the nuances of life perfectly, and, by never cheapening his vision through facile resolutions, he fashions a memorable cinematic portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
You've been in places like this. You linger over a second cup of coffee and people-watch, trying to guess the secrets of the sad-eyed waitress and the drunk at the bar and the pizza cook who looks like he's serving a sentence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
[Mangold] shows an intuitive understanding that the truth is in the details, and that a modest story about real people transcending self-imposed boundaries can be more riveting than any summer blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
The performances are all exquisitely drawn portraits, restrained (even Shelley Winters) and gentle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
As she does in Stealing Beauty, Tyler somehow makes it all believable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A deliberately paced exploration of loneliness, Heavy is a lovely and sad minimalist, slice-of-life drama.
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