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Places in the Heart Reviews

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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.
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.
March 9, 2015
A beautifully paced and sumptuously shot heart-twanger that won Sally Field a richly deserved best actress Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 31, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 3, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
February 8, 2006
A treasure of a film. The performances are beyond great.
May 5, 2014
Inspiring, intense tale about hardship, bigotry, redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 4, 2003
Benton's personal drama is soulful and utterly absorbing. And yes, we really like Sally Field in this defiant role
| Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2008
Places in the Heart is a loving, reflective homage to his hometown by writer-director Robert Benton.
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
March 5, 2002
Places definitely feels manipulative and sometimes even shameless, but cheap isn't a word that applies here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 1, 2002
Emotionally affecting film about struggling through adversity and living with hope in a small Texas town during the 1930s.
July 19, 2004
moving and inventive
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
October 21, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
June 30, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 18, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 15, 2003
Brilliant, Oscar-winning period piece
| Original Score: 5/5
August 14, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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