Liberty Heights
Liberty Heights (1999)

It is Baltimore in 1954 and everything is changing. In this year, school desegregation is happening for the first time, bringing black and white children from different neighborhoods into the same classrooms. In this year, the dawning of… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 17, 1999
DVD Release Date: June 20, 2000
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A moving film with moments of humor, Liberty Heights succeeds in capturing the feel of the '50s with great performances and sensitive direction.

Todd McCarthy

A grand slam!

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Coming to terms with "the other" (whether stranger, enemy, or alien) is as critical to the development of soul now as it was in the 1950s.

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Steven Boone

A pretty brave and ambitious feat.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Liberty Heights is worth a look, with its rich characters and dialogue, and its gorgeous cinematography by Chris Doyle.

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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News

Lovingly crafted.

Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Writer-director Barry Levinson brings it all back home to Baltimore and delivers his funniest and most heartfelt film since Diner.

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Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Excellent re-creation of the clothing and landmarks of Baltimore in the 1950s.

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Jean Oppenheimer
New Times

Nostalgia is a tricky thing, but Levinson manages to strike just the right balance of humor, affection, and candor.

Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Both epic and intimate, taking on a large cast of characters while focusing quietly on the details of their lives.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Aaron Neuwirth
Ada Kurtzman: No, there the other kind. Set in 1954 Baltimore, this is a coming of age story involving two Jewish boys, one in high school, one in college,… More
Marcus Woolcott
Life for Jews and blacks in 1950's America. That sentence pretty much sums up the film. There's no plot, instead it's a character-lead film but… More
Leo L
A good movie!