Heaven & Earth
Heaven & Earth (1994)

The third film in Oliver Stone's loose-knit Vietnam trilogy is a rarity among his oeuvre in that its focal character is a woman. Based on the autobiographies of Le Ly Hayslip, the film stars Hiep Thi Le as Le Ly, a Vietnamese… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 19, 2004
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Critic Score
44%
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User Score
72%



Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Ansen
Newsweek

Some of the parts are undeniably gripping; what gets lost are the characters themselves.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is the first time [Stone] has tried to place himself inside a woman's imagination, and that he succeeds so well is due partly...to an extraordinary performance by Hiep Thi Le in the leading role.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Overblown, forgettable Oliver Stone epic.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Stone tells this tale vigorously, but he has the wrong cinematic vocabulary for his heroine's essentially passive experience.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Heaven and Earth has the epic scope one would expect from a film of this magnitude, but it lacks much of the narrative strength of Stone's first two Vietnamese tales.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Touches the heart not only as a cross-cultural treasure but as Oliver Stone's most soulful movie.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Heaven has so many themes, ranging from Buddhist spirituality to feminism, it ends up with none.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

What Oliver Stone has created is his Mrs. Miniver for the Vietnam era.

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Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

I found this story moving and at times wrenching...Oliver Stone has made his best film about Vietnam.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Jeffrey Meyers
Oliver Stone's Heaven & Earth completes his "Vietnam Trilogy" by examining the conflict through a Vietnamese woman, a woman who later marries… More
Leo L
A great film!
Brian R
Pretty flat and weak. I think Stone was afraid to take risks with this picture since he is dealing with a touchy subject particularly Vietnam. The performances… More
Sarah Prisbylla
A much different perspective on the Vietnam War than I'm used to seeing. I appreciated it, but don't know if I would watch the movie again.