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Heights Reviews

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
April 19, 2007
An intelligent and perceptive film, neither unique nor earth-shattering, but still worthwhile.
| Original Score: 72/100
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
This emotional jigsaw puzzle is cannily constructed.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily
November 2, 2005
Though car chases and explosions are kept to a bare minimum here, I daresay you won't be bored.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 22, 2005
Heights is a New York genre film....keeping our interest with adroit story telling and excellent technicals
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
August 29, 2005
...makes some subtle observations about insecurities and preconceptions, and the script unfolds its big twists in a way that's surprising without turning manipulative.
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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
August 25, 2005
A noteworthy ending to Merchant's career and a solid beginning for the film careers of Terrio, Fox and Banks.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 12, 2005
...well-designed but somewhat airless
| Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 6, 2005
Though good in parts not good as a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
July 28, 2005
If the plot is thin, at least the characters are interesting, and the performances are consistently strong.
| Original Score: 3/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
July 22, 2005
The dance these filmmakers have created is the sort that makes viewing a joy.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 22, 2005
Amy Fox's play, with New York clichés for characters, was never going to hit, ahem, the movie heights. But cut loose in the middle of a comic-book summer, Heights is just different enough, just adult enough, to warrant a climb and a look.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
July 21, 2005
The story defies the convention of its genre by actually going somewhere.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 21, 2005
They work like little jigsaw puzzles, seducing us into the lives of characters via little slivers, then keeping us guessing about how they will collide and change one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
July 16, 2005
Intelligent, an impressive debut for Terrio and an important step in Banks' screen career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
July 14, 2005
Jim Denault shoots New York as lovingly as Gordon Willis did in Woody Allen's Manhattan, and the rest of the movie follows in derivative, but impeccable, fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
July 8, 2005
A hopeful undertaking, but you have to get through plenty of dark stuff before that becomes obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail
July 8, 2005
Sufficiently enjoyable and intelligent to erase unpleasant memories of Merchant-Ivory's last foray into Manhattan ... it lacks the energy and vibrancy of the best films to come out of the city in the past few years.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
July 7, 2005
'We don't know how to be people of passion,' [Glenn Close] exclaims to a collection of rapt acting students, early in the film. She might as well be admonishing the movie's cast.
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