Heights Synopsis
One day in New York for five people.
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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...
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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,...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Perversely fascinating.
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70

Film Threat

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Director Chris Terrio confidently delivers a solid first feature, but sometimes doesn’t always engage in the characters’ inner demons,...
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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...
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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...
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38

New York Post

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Working in Terribly Serious mode, rookie director Chris Terrio proves as pompous as filmmakers three times his age.
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Rated R | For language, brief sexuality and nudity
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Adapted play is too urbane and uncompelling.
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