Places in the Heart Reviews

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June 5, 2008
Places in the Heart is a loving, reflective homage to his hometown by writer-director Robert Benton.
June 24, 2006
Much is unemphatic, but all of it carries the moving weight of conviction. And it ends on a healing grace-note which passeth all understanding.
October 23, 2004
[Benton's] memories provide the material for a wonderful movie, and he has made it, but unfortunately he hasn't stopped at that. He has gone on to include too much.
May 20, 2003
Out of the memories of his boyhood in Waxahachie, Tex., during the Great Depression, and within the unlikely tradition of the old-fashioned ''mortgage'' melodrama, Robert Benton has made one of the best films in years about growing up American.
January 1, 2000
Robert Benton spends most of this film signaling his intentions to make a noble, stirring piece of dust-bowl Americana on the model of a Ford or Vidor, yet the goods he delivers are wholly synthetic.
August 8, 2015
Even in a year that included the formidable likes of Amadeus, Stop Making Sense and The Terminator, this was the best picture of 1984.
March 9, 2015
Headed by the versatile Sally Field, the cast of Places in the Heart is almost a convention of Hollywood's best character actors.
March 9, 2015
This remarkably poignant drama of Depression-era Texas boasts Sally Field's finest performance since her Oscar-winning Norma Rae five years ago.
March 9, 2015
A beautifully paced and sumptuously shot heart-twanger that won Sally Field a richly deserved best actress Oscar.
May 5, 2014
Inspiring, intense tale about hardship, bigotry, redemption.
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