Land of Plenty
Land of Plenty (2004)

After years of living in Israel, a young woman returns to the United States to search for her only living relative, the brother of her deceased mother. Penniless, armed only with her winning optimism and the fearlessness born of youth, Lana… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 10, 2006
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Leslie Felperin

Wim Wenders' first fiction featurefeature since 2000's The Million Dollar Hotel, rocky but respectable Land of Plenty proves the helmer often does better with low budgets, fast schedules and young collaborators.

Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

The flawed, fascinating Land of Plenty is easily Wenders' most vital work in more than a decade.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Major tragedy that September 11th has gone from horrifying to exploited... to, now, really freakin' boring German films about deserts and campervans.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

It casts a spell of compassionate humanity with a gently healing effect.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Wenders handles America's physical landscape with characteristic clarity. But he never gets a handle on the trickier political terrain and so, like Uncle Paul, ends up chasing too many roads to nowhere.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

About as unconvincing as any Hollywood film.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Hampered by an ending that overreaches needlessly, the film is nevertheless worthy and unmistakably the effort of an enduringly distinctive and important filmmaker.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Land of Plenty has a few too many coincidences and tends to be sugary, but it has an important precautionary message in this age of terror.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Deftly balances its viewpoints and pulls them off with a minimum of outrage or sermonizing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
Very well done movie about post 9/11.
Walter M.
Upon her arrival back in the United States, Lana(Michelle Williams) is met at the airport by Henry(Wendell Pierce), the pastor at the homeless mission she is… More