Earth (1999)

Deepa Mehta directs this tale about the 1947 Partition of India. Told through the eyes of an eight-year-old child, it's a story about the violence and hardships which the country endures as war spreads throughout the region. Overcoming… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 10, 1999
DVD Release Date: April 15, 2003
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John A. Nesbit
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penetrating portrait that cannot be ignored or ever forgotten

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Dennis Schwartz
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There was a certain power that could not be denied.

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David Noh
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Has moments of entrancing beauty, as well as nightmarish horror.

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Joshua Tanzer

Ultimately becomes a stunning exploration of the blackness of the human heart.

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Ross Anthony
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Cracking India.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Goes straight to the heart with its mix of romantic love, friendship, passion and political turmoil.

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Steve Rhodes
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When bad things happen, they seem distant and unreal so that the events pack little emotional wallop.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
It is based upon some real events, the Movie was just a Flop and I quit watching after 20 minutes. There was another Movie based up same events directed by… More
Ross Collins
An interesting account of the period around the independence of India, portraying, in a personal way, the devastating effect of the country's separation on… More
Leigh Ryan
Caius Chung
an utter disaster. the movie is incredibly slow, not being able to describe the events in its short 110 minute running time and the acting is downright… More
Bruce Bruce
This is a movie about when Britain stopped ruling India, and the nation was split in two to form India and Pakistani, it taught me as to why those two nations… More
Leo L
This is one installment in the collection of Deepa Mephta's film. This is truly a great film, very touching!