Ulee's Gold (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ulee's Gold (1997)



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Ulee is a beekeeper living on a farm where he takes care of his two granddaughters; their mother is missing. When Ulee's son Jimmy call's from prison, he says the girl's mother is in Miami. Ulee retrieves her but runs into Jimmy's former partners who demand money from him.
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Peter Fonda
as Ulee Jackson
Patricia Richardson
as Connie Hope
Christine Dunford
as Helen Jackson
Jessica Biel
as Casey Jackson
Vanessa Zima
as Penny Jackson
Steven Flynn
as Eddie Flowers
Tom Wood
as Jimmy Jackson
J. Kenneth Campbell
as Sheriff Bill Floyd
Dewey Weber
as Ferris Dooley
Traber Burns
as Chance Barrow
Ryan Marshall
as Charlie Myers
Chad Fish
as Markie
Will Sexton
as Child at Rest Stop
Dale C. Marshall
as Beekeeper Assistant
James Whitehurst
as Beekeeper Assistant
Charles Branner
as Beekeeper Assistant
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All Critics (49) | Top Critics (15)

This low-key drama is played slow and sage.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

One of those unexpected pleasures that combines a low budget with a high emotional impact.

April 25, 2003
Globe and Mail
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A modest delight.

Full Review… | January 22, 2002
Washington Post
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This is no bakery-grade honey.

May 11, 2001
Rolling Stone
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There is a quality about this film's use of deliberation that comes at times wonderfully close to magic.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Shamelessly metaphorical in ways that will embarrass all but a few generous souls.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Ulee's Gold

Saw in theater. Didn't think much of it, as i recall. btw, this was not the PF made famous in Easy Rider, but at least he made another movie after Easy Rider.

Deke P.
Deke P.

Not a bad film that shows what can be accomplished with a low budget and solid acting but there have been better.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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It was pretty good.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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