• Released
  • September 10, 2004
  • R , 1 hr 36 min
  • Drama
  • 6 Fan Ratings
100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
There's much subtle beauty in the last movie completed by Merchant Ivory Productions before Merchant's untimely death.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Heights breathes, is briefly and immediately present, and is over. In this summer of noisy steroid cinema, such small favors are welcome.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Heights is stage-bound throughout, and the secrets it would like to keep are very predictable. But its heart is in the right place, and the performances are first-rate.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film is one of those interlocking dramas where all of the characters are involved in each other's lives, if only they knew it. We know, and one of our pleasures is waiting for the pennies to drop.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Perversely fascinating.
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70

Film Threat

Director Chris Terrio confidently delivers a solid first feature, but sometimes doesn’t always engage in the characters’ inner demons, which could have made an even better film given the cast and material.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Lacks the energy and vibrancy of the best films to come out of the city in the past few years.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Allison Benedikt
These are not people me and you and everyone we know know--these are "short version" people, characters who comfort each other by quoting Shakespeare.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Heights manages to make the lives of all these beautiful people seem quite tedious. Despite their accomplishments, the only thing they seem suited for is hailing cabs.
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38

New York Post

Working in Terribly Serious mode, rookie director Chris Terrio proves as pompous as filmmakers three times his age.
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59 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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