Heights (2005)

A handful of New Yorkers find their paths crossing in ways that force them to examine their lives in this contemporary drama produced by Ismail Merchant. Isabel (Elizabeth Banks) is a twentysomething photographer who is supposed to marry… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 24, 2005
DVD Release Date: November 1, 2005
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Yet another movie about relationships in the Big Apple, Heights is never dull thanks to a competent cast.

Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

If the plot is thin, at least the characters are interesting, and the performances are consistently strong.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Terrio may use such accelerating devices as a handheld camera and split-screen editing, but his movie still feels as inert as the piano chords in Martin Erskine and Ben Butler's score.

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

An intelligent and perceptive film, neither unique nor earth-shattering, but still worthwhile.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Amy Fox's play, with New York clichés for characters, was never going to hit, ahem, the movie heights. But cut loose in the middle of a comic-book summer, Heights is just different enough, just adult enough, to warrant a climb and a look.

Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail

Sufficiently enjoyable and intelligent to erase unpleasant memories of Merchant-Ivory's last foray into Manhattan ... it lacks the energy and vibrancy of the best films to come out of the city in the past few years.

David Noh
Film Journal International

This emotional jigsaw puzzle is cannily constructed.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

None of it rings true, nor do precious affectations such as having one couple communicate with each other via walkie-talkies.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

It's duly considered, absolutely serious, self-consciously modern and, unfortunately, fairly dull.

Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily

Though car chases and explosions are kept to a bare minimum here, I daresay you won't be bored.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
Quite fine drama tale of five smart, touchy New Yorkers try to figure out the meaning of love.
Doctor Strangeblog
Yet another pastiche of mostly unhappy and boring New Yorkers and how their lives change over the course of a day. Amy Fox could use a spark of creativity in… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Heights" takes place over a 24 hour period in October in New York City. Isabel(Elizabeth Banks) and Jonathan(James Marsden) are… More
Sunil Jawahir
James Marsden is exceptionally good and Glenn Close is better than I've ever seen her. This film is beautifully written and shot.
Robert Brogan
Heights is an urban drama with intersecting lives and stories. It is a relatively light film where one observes the interactions between the characters, has… More
Robert Fearon
As a sharp dissection of contemporary relationships and sexual mores, Heights is a beautifully subtle film, one marbled with both wit and heartache.