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Sweet Land Reviews

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January 25, 2007
Sweet Land is so beautiful that it appears to be made of moving postcards, and so dull that it appears to be made of . . . moving postcards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 23, 2007
It's not a film to watch when you're tired.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 26, 2006
As empty and beautiful as the picturesque Minnesota terrain it's so clearly taken with.
January 18, 2007
Sweet and low-key, Sweet Land is a movie that likely will leave you wishing you liked it more.
Read More | Original Score: C+
October 16, 2006
Not a great film, something to watch when it comes on cable, not for a night out to the theater.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 18, 2006
Director Ali Selim's debut feature is a bland, drawn-out throwback to Jan Troell's '70s epics The Emigrants, The New Land and Zandy's Bride.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 25, 2007
What we have here is an otherwise respectable period drama that keeps descending to an after-school-special level of bluntness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 1, 2007
A torturously slow meditation on the tribulations of immigrant farmers that strains for an elegiac tone.
July 2, 2007
Characters' motivations and behaviours wobble all over the map - even within single scenes - making for a profoundly frustrating and disappointing experience for viewers.
Read More | Original Score: 63/100
September 5, 2008
Here is a nicely photographed, but bland, insipid and weirdly passive-aggressive little film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 10, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 25, 2013
Ali Selim's visual masterpiece recalls the stark artistry of Terrence Malick and Western lyricism of Larry McMurtry, as it turns every frame into a picture postcard of stunning beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 16, 2007
An old-fashioned family drama masquerading as an art film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 26, 2007
Terrific acting, a perfectly captured period setting, and a simple, aching farm courtship, that's all Sweet Land is.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 11, 2007
Some of Sweet Land is very predictable, some of it is surprising. What holds the audience's interest are the performances and Selim's solid direction.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 15, 2006
Beautiful cinematography renders the prairie and its sturdy inhabitants more inviting than harsh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 11, 2006
A sweet gem.
December 4, 2006
It's beautiful.
December 28, 2006
A gorgeous romance, set during World War I, with a deep affection for the land and the immigrant settlers who make something of it.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 28, 2009
Exceptionally photographed and remarkably performed by actors Tim Guinee and Elizabeth Reaser, Sweet Land is modest, but demonstrative, eager to detail a love story that sustains for a lifetime.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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