Days of Heaven Synopsis
Migrant lovers (Richard Gere, Brooke Adams) and a little sister con a rich farmer in 1910s Texas.
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Empire

By Ian Nathan
Rarely has a film bared itself to simple majesty...it feels epic yet runs barely over and hour and a half. [22 Oct. 1997]
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Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
To hell with equivocation or beating around the bush: Terrence Malick's 1978 Days of Heaven is the greatest film ever made. And let the...
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Total Film

By Matthew Leyland
Largely lensed in the window between sunset and nightfall, it’s a magic-hour masterpiece. [26 Aug. 2011]
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The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
The film, with its transcendentally beautiful visuals...is a rich and rewarding experience. [1 Sept. 2011]
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TV Guide

Director Malick endows this simple, timeless story with the enormous scope and resonance of myth through a clear vision unclouded by...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Above all one of the most beautiful films ever made. Malick's purpose is not to tell a story of melodrama, but one of loss. His tone is...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Days of Heaven is a visual poem. Slow and elegant, reverential in the way it celebrates the earth's contours and the play of light. [27...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Days of Heaven is the grand climax of the whole "Bonnie and Clyde"-"Badlands" tradition of outlaw-lovers-on-the-run movies. Shot by Nestor...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Days of Heaven is so unapologetically beautiful, so calculatingly gorgeous, it is certain to arouse resentment in the minds of those who...
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ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The film has too much surface beauty not to earn it a recommendation, but Days of Heaven satisfies only on a sensory level.
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Visually stunning

By The_Separator
One of Terrence Malick's first features. Amazing portrait of the United States agricultural machine in 1918. This film is a masterpiece that captures the early 1900's exactly as it was. Added to...

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Rated PG | For Sex References and Mild Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Unforgettable 1978 love triangle drama includes violence.
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