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Heavy Reviews

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March 24, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
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+
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
January 18, 2005
Pruitt Taylor Vince will amaze you with his subtle but powerful portrayal of the lovable Victor.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
August 27, 2004
Features a subtle performance by Vince
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
April 25, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 22, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2002
Explores the same kind of territory pioneered in the short fiction of Raymond Carver.
Tyler McLeod
Jam! Movies
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Effectively delineates those people whose lives merely exist on the margins of society.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Even the film's chanciest moments sustain an overall poignancy.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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

E! Online
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-
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The performances are all exquisitely drawn portraits, restrained (even Shelley Winters) and gentle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
As she does in Stealing Beauty, Tyler somehow makes it all believable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
A deliberately paced exploration of loneliness, Heavy is a lovely and sad minimalist, slice-of-life drama.
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