Days of Heaven
Days of Heaven (1978)

Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven, the long-awaited follow-up to his 1973 debut Badlands, confirmed his reputation as a visual poet and narrative iconoclast with a story of love and murder told through the jaded voice of a child and… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 13, 1978
DVD Release Date: March 30, 1999
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Jenkins
Time Out

Visually and thematically, it's still one of the most beautiful films ever made.

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Harold C. Schonberg
New York Times

Days of Heaven never really makes up its mind what it wants to be.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

Malick's magnum opus shimmers with the sensuality of a languorous summer afternoon.

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Variety Staff

One of the great cinematic achievements of the 1970s.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Almost incontestably the most gorgeously photographed film ever made.

Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

Ethereal, gorgeous, and evocative.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Perhaps the most typical example of a '70s American art film -- daring, romantic, rebellious but also filled with longing for the beauty of the past.

Andrew Ross

It is the closest to poetry in motion that I have ever seen.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Unforgettable 1978 love triangle drama includes violence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Terrence Malick is at it again, perhaps making his most "Malicky" film yet. All of his usual trademarks and themes are in place, and I've come to… More
Thomas Bowler
You could hang almost any shot of this movie on a wall and call it art. Full review later.
Spencer S.
A carefully constructed and nuanced Malick film, "Days of Heaven" is, at its best, a very insightful and interesting story about two people who have… More
Dan Schultz
A simple and beautifully shot story of a young couple who flee from their home after steelworker Bill (Richard Gere) accidentally murders his boss and he takes… More
'Days of Heaven'. Terrence Malick's almost perfect exploration and adoration of nature, love and The American Dream. You can definitely see the… More
Melvin White
Linda: Nobody's perfect. There was never a perfect person around. You just have half-angel and half-devil in you.  "Your eyes... Your ears... Your… More