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Ulee's Gold Reviews

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August 31, 2006
Deceptively old-fashioned, this is an emotionally quiet but rewarding portrait of a taciturn beekeeper (marvelously played by Peter Fonda, who resembles his dad) forced to emerged out of his solitary, sheltered life and face his family responsibilities
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
This low-key drama is played slow and sage.
September 10, 2005
Peter Fonda's portrayal of Florida beekeeper Ulee Jackson is a masterpiece of restraint, confident and finely etched, understated yet always in control.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 9, 2005
A craftwork of exceptional detail and nuance.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 31, 2005
A profusion of perfect performances
| Original Score: 3/5
November 24, 2004
Fonda shines in an Oscar nominated performance.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 1, 2004
The acting styles are well-matched with Nunez's slow, deliberate direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 7, 2004
Works well as a realistic look at a family in need of a second chance on life.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 20, 2003
Nunez manages to pull it together with such grace that you forgive his handful of out-of-focus shots.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
April 25, 2003
One of those unexpected pleasures that combines a low budget with a high emotional impact.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 7, 2002
Fonda's work and Victor Nuņez's direction shine in this carefully crafted film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2002
A movie of simple substance that stays in the mind long after lesser films fade away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 29, 2002
... there is a hard-won grace to Fonda's performance .
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
February 28, 2002
Shows us how the spiritual practice of compassion opens up this troubled man and puts him on the path of heart.
January 22, 2002
A modest delight.
May 11, 2001
This is no bakery-grade honey.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 27, 2001
Every performance in the film is a winner, especially Fonda, who is a surprise in such an understated, quiet role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 14, 2001
There is a quality about this film's use of deliberation that comes at times wonderfully close to magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
It would be accurate but barely adequate to call this the finest work of Mr. Fonda's career.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
Nunez's script is thoughtful and intelligent, and it challenges his actors with fully-formed personalities for them to breathe life into...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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