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Days Of Heaven

  Days Of Heaven Review
Tookey's Rating
4 /10
Average Rating
7.88 /10
Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard
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Directed by: Terrence Malick
Written by: Terrence Malick

Released: 1978
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 95

Three migrants (Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Linda Manz) go to work on a farm belonging to a farmer (Sam Shepard) with only a year to live. Adams marries him for his money.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Audiences stayed away from this beautiful, critically acclaimed film, Malick's follow-up to Badlands - and no wonder. Even Nestor Almendros's cinematography (which rightly won an Oscar) can't disguise the fact that the screenplay is sordid, depressing and leaves too many questions unanswered (why, for example, does Brooke Adams pretend to be Richard Gere's sister?). The characters are undeveloped, and the voice-over is irritating. Ennio Morricone's score, the sound and costume design were all nominated.

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