Map of the Human Heart Reviews

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May 20, 2003
Even by Mr. Ward's own high standards in the area of idiosyncrasy, this is a daringly peculiar tale.
January 1, 2000
Despite its historical surrounding and a few stabs at thematic depth, Map of the Human Heart has all the flavor and plot complexity of a Harlequin romance.
January 1, 2000
A film of incantatory intensity and moment by a prodigiously gifted young filmmaker.
January 1, 2000
The best movies seem to reinvent themselves as they move along, not drawing from worn-out sources, and Map of the Human Heart is one of the year's best films.
November 29, 2017
New Zealander Vincent Ward's Map of the Human Heart spans half the century and most of the world, from 1931 to 1966, the Arctic to England, telling an unlikely story with visionary verve.
May 7, 2007
December 26, 2006
As directed and co-written by Vincent Ward, this romantic drama tries to say something poignant about a doomed interracial love and the fateful nature of human encounters, but everything about it is excessive.
June 21, 2005
August 26, 2004
January 5, 2004
Visually stunning and emotionally powerful... a buried treasure.
October 17, 2003
July 12, 2003
Succeeds admirably in showing us just how much love the heart can hold in the face of so many obstacles and so much pain.
October 29, 2002
October 11, 2002
September 7, 2002
An interesting, overlooked film
August 29, 2002
July 25, 2002
Dreamy, romantic, and ultimately haunting. A rare movie that deserves to be called a true original.
January 9, 2002
The love story (which features Jason Scott Lee and Anne Parillaud) that means to add pathos to this cultural collision doesn't generate enough heat. But the theme tantalizes, and many of the images soar.
January 1, 2000
Map of the Human Heart is one of those rare films that illuminates a single human story, and does it so well that you're hardly aware you're watching a movie.
January 1, 2000
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