100

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Levinson is so skillful at developing personalities, even among the story's would-be villains, that by the halfway point of the movie, every gesture and expression has unexpected depth and texture. The performances are across-the-board superb.
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88

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Easily one of the year's best movies.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Emerges as an accurate memory of that time when the American melting pot, splendid as a theory, became a reality.
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85

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
A uniquely personal, vibrant mosaic of the American dream, and like a dream, it evaporates beautifully before our eyes.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Has integrity, but the way he bends his tale to make a statement is overly deliberate.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Both a lovingly crafted remembrance of things past and a deliberate broadening and darkening of the canvas Levinson previously filled in "Diner," "Tin Men," and "Avalon."
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Just a good time at the movies, but it's still a smarter two hours than most "good times" are.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
But Levinson's passion to explain how he got from there to ''Sphere'' gives Liberty Heights its own farkatke Hollywood integrity.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

As pleasant and rosy and optimistic as it is, Liberty Heights doesn't really soar, emotionally or otherwise.
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60

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
I could have done more with the edgy humor of "Diner" and "Tin Men" and less of the mythmaking of "Avalon."
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75 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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