Days of Heaven

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Universal acclaim- based on 111 Ratings

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  • Summary: One of the most critically acclaimed films of all time, Days Of Heaven is a moving story about two men who love the same woman. A fugitive from the slums of Chicago, finds himself pitted against a shy, rich Texan for the love of Abby. Writer/director Malick's film is an extraordinaryOne of the most critically acclaimed films of all time, Days Of Heaven is a moving story about two men who love the same woman. A fugitive from the slums of Chicago, finds himself pitted against a shy, rich Texan for the love of Abby. Writer/director Malick's film is an extraordinary cinematic achievement of sight and sound. [Paramount Pictures] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 100
    A dramatically moving and technically breathtaking American art film, one of the great cinematic achievements of the 1970s.
  2. 100
    The result is a film that hovers just beyond our grasp--mysterious, beautiful, and, very possibly, a masterpiece.
  3. Reviewed by: Keith Phipps
    Mar 12, 2013
    100
    It's Malick's particular genius to make viewers feel like they're seeing the world, with all its beauty and danger, for the first time. [28 Nov. 2007]
  4. 100
    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 elegiac. He evokes the loneliness and beauty of the limitless Texas prairie. [7 Dec. 1997]
  5. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Mar 12, 2013
    100
    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 word film be emphasized, since Malick's sophomore masterpiece earns this exalted designation from its position as a work of pure cinema. [22 Oct. 2007]
  6. Newsweek
    Reviewed by: Jack Kroll
    Mar 12, 2013
    100
    Days of Heaven is a big advance, hauntingly beautiful in image, sound and rhythm, unashamedly poetic, brimming with sweetness and bitterness, darkness and light. [18 Sept. 1978, p.97]
  7. It is full of elegant and striking photography; and it is an intolerably artsy, artificial film.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Mar 1, 2012
    10
    Although the film is mainly dominated by sight and sound the film also delivers an intricate story more than what meets the eye. There are soAlthough the film is mainly dominated by sight and sound the film also delivers an intricate story more than what meets the eye. There are so many allusions present in the film that the story becomes more meeningful and so do it's images. A wonder ful film one of the best of all time. Expand
  2. AliC.
    Apr 14, 2006
    10
    Like all of Malick's films, this is pure genius. Utterly beautiful with a sad love story at its heart. It does take patience but that Like all of Malick's films, this is pure genius. Utterly beautiful with a sad love story at its heart. It does take patience but that doesn't mean it's slow, we're just used to less thoughtful and more shallow films nowadays. Oh, and the music is wonderful too. Collapse
  3. Feb 9, 2013
    9
    Just beautiful cinematography, settings, music. Wonderful poetic film making. The actors are very good but over- shadowed by the elementJust beautiful cinematography, settings, music. Wonderful poetic film making. The actors are very good but over- shadowed by the element mentioned. This is a beautiful film. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Apr 24, 2006
    9
    Poetic, lyrical, langorous masterpiece. Some flaws yet it will stay with you long afterward. The cinematography and score are both peerless; Poetic, lyrical, langorous masterpiece. Some flaws yet it will stay with you long afterward. The cinematography and score are both peerless; yet the print shown at Film Forum was oddly a bit washed out and the volume was down too low. Expand
  5. Apr 23, 2013
    9
    Simply one of the most beautiful movies ever made. Malick has a particular touch, which makes his films exceptionally stunning, and one of theSimply one of the most beautiful movies ever made. Malick has a particular touch, which makes his films exceptionally stunning, and one of the greatest film directors of all time. Days of heaven centres around a story of struggle, love and all of the consequences that come with it. Sensational! Expand
  6. Sep 10, 2011
    9
    I can simply say, Music and Cinematography are the major aspects of the film. One can easily mesmerised with Texas prairie's serene beauty.I can simply say, Music and Cinematography are the major aspects of the film. One can easily mesmerised with Texas prairie's serene beauty. Days of heaven did not seemed to be greatest story, but Terrence Mallick's way of film-making made it so. The entire story narration is clear, articulate and poetic at times. Expand
  7. Jan 27, 2014
    4
    Beautiful cinematography does not make a movie good and this film is a perfect example of that. It is quite boring and feels like nothing moreBeautiful cinematography does not make a movie good and this film is a perfect example of that. It is quite boring and feels like nothing more than an exercise in showing the most beautiful images possible over and over. The film has a heart and an interesting story upon examination, but it never truly hooks you in and for that reason, I cannot praise this film. However, it is a phenomenal film that should continue to be seen as a masterpiece of cinematography. If only Malick put as much effort into making the story less dry. Expand

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