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Here on Earth Reviews

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Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Contrived plot purposely pulls at heartstrings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 20, 2002
This is just the type of "dignified" tragedy Louis B. Mayer loved to churn out in the 1940s, where characters - even the unsavory ones - acted so noble they practically turned to statues before your eyes.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Blake French
March 14, 2001
Demonstrates the lowest, most unscrupulous technique of filmmaking -- it involves no imagination, creativity, or original ideas.
| Original Score: .5/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Staring thoughtfully into the middle distance, Ms. Sobieski looks as if she is already contemplating better scripts.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Here on Earth slides too easily into its sentimentality; the characters should have put up more of a struggle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Horton
January 1, 2000
Here on Earth is so very general in its characters and story that it actively keeps you from enjoying the simple pleasures of a movie like this, even with your sights set low.
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Tom Keogh
January 1, 2000
Don't be surprised if you exit Here on Earth feeling both moved and incredulous.
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
Michael Seitzman's screenplay is stultifyingly bad, wandering all over the place between generic, 'wrong -side- of -the- tracks' love triangles, lame romance, and emotional manipulation.
Full Review | Original Score: D+

E! Online
January 1, 2000
The title is Here, but the plot is unfortunately all over the place.
Sarah Raskin
TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
Even a casting flip-flop couldn't have saved Here on Earth's predictable premise, detestable dialogue or incongruous characters.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 1, 2000
Hell on Earth might be more like manipulative that a viewer can't help but feel emotionally manhandled by the time it finally lets go.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Just awful.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Here On Earth manages to hit enough right notes and overcome most of its deficiencies to earn a passing grade.
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
If theatres had windows, I would have jumped out.
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Look for a crash landing as this airless, misbegotten movie sinks under the weight of a boggy, recycled tale of paths crossing on the proverbial wrong side of the tracks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
January 1, 2000
While the positive aspects of not being a 14-year-old girl definitely beat the negative, there would be one short-term asset: It would probably make it a whole lot easier to appreciate Here On Earth.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
A disaster.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Here on Earth does what it can to flatten the ascending careers of its attractive leads, yet Chris Klein and Leelee Sobieski probably will live to see another big-screen day.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
A film that wants to be both simultaneously slick and tender and misses both by a country mile.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
It's hard to think of any recent film that features more ridiculous, cornball dialogue.
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