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  • Summary: The story of Ulysses Jackson (Fonda), a solitary beekeeper working in the tupelo marshes of the Florida Panhandle and caring for his two grandchildren. The trio lives an ordered, if somewhat narrow life until a call from Jackson's son in jail changes everything. (Orion Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
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  1. Ulee's Gold is a story of redemption, and Nunez doesn't make redemption look any easier than it is.
  2. 90
    Nunez finds a striking lyricism in simple lives that inspires an uncommonly fine cast and ranks him as a world-class filmmaker.
  3. Beautiful and heartfelt, an oasis of humanity in a season of furious hyperbole.
  4. The film becomes a modest delight.
  5. Peter Fonda's the bee's knees in the performance of his career.
  6. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    70
    A very pleasant experience in watching life unfold in its own direction and time.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    50
    Nunez's film neither floats like a butterfly nor stings like a bee. It just drones on.

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