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  • Summary: Heights follows five characters over twenty-four hours on a fall day in New York City. As the interrelated stories proceed, the connections between the lives of the five characters begin to reveal themselves and their stories unravel. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. There's much subtle beauty in the last movie completed by Merchant Ivory Productions before Merchant's untimely death.
  2. Reviewed 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.
  3. 75
    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.
  4. Like the film, the characters mean well and look good. But they're so deeply immersed in their own heads that they can't see the world for their needs.
  5. 60
    Director Chris Terrio adapts Amy Fox's play with flashes of wit, moments of insight, and some fine performances. But Heights' characters move along such preordained paths and perform such familiar movie actions that they might as well sport antennae.
  6. 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.
  7. 30
    Heights is nothing more than a second-rate version of several much better movies, all of which are available on DVD and video.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 27
  2. Negative: 11 out of 27