Places in the Heart Reviews

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January 3, 2012
Benton effectively re-creates depression-era Texas in this moving tale that landed the second Oscar for Field.
December 6, 2007
Set in the Depression, Benton's memory film is too sanctimonious and idealistic, showing how economic misery and hard times bring out the best, here in the form of a new community, composed of a white widow and her children, a black hobo and a blind.
February 18, 2007
February 8, 2006
A treasure of a film. The performances are beyond great.
October 21, 2005
June 30, 2005
July 19, 2004
moving and inventive
April 23, 2004
Field succeeds in making Edna both fragile and tough-minded, defiant not by character or disposition but by sheer effort of will.
August 3, 2003
July 15, 2003
Brilliant, Oscar-winning period piece
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