Ulee's Gold
Ulee's Gold (1997)

Peter Fonda received a richly deserved Oscar nomination for his superb performance as Ulysses "Ulee" Jackson, a Florida beekeeper forced to put his splintered family back together. Ulee is a Vietnam veteran whose wife died several… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 24, 1999
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

This low-key drama is played slow and sage.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

This is no bakery-grade honey.

Emanuel Levy

Deceptively old-fashioned, this is an emotionally quiet but rewarding portrait of a taciturn beekeeper (marvelously played by Peter Fonda, who resembles his dad) forced to emerged out of his solitary, sheltered life and face his family responsibilities

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

One of those unexpected pleasures that combines a low budget with a high emotional impact.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

There is a quality about this film's use of deliberation that comes at times wonderfully close to magic.

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Michael Dequina

Peter Fonda's portrayal of Florida beekeeper Ulee Jackson is a masterpiece of restraint, confident and finely etched, understated yet always in control.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A modest delight.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Peter Fonda here reveals a depth of talent we did not suspect.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

A craftwork of exceptional detail and nuance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
It was pretty good.
John Ballantine
Not a bad film that shows what can be accomplished with a low budget and solid acting but there have been better.
Leo L
A favorite.