Liberty Heights
Liberty Heights (1999)

It is Baltimore in 1954 and everything is changing. In this year, school desegregation is happening for the first time, bringing black and white children from different neighborhoods into the same classrooms. In this year, the dawning of… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 17, 1999
DVD Release Date: June 20, 2000
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A moving film with moments of humor, Liberty Heights succeeds in capturing the feel of the '50s with great performances and sensitive direction.

Todd McCarthy

A grand slam!

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Coming to terms with "the other" (whether stranger, enemy, or alien) is as critical to the development of soul now as it was in the 1950s.

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Robert Strohmeyer

Overall this movie just doesn't live up to its aims.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Liberty Heights is worth a look, with its rich characters and dialogue, and its gorgeous cinematography by Chris Doyle.

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Bridget Byrne
Boxoffice Magazine

A charming film, infused and emotionally heightened by the imagination of memory.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

The whole thing rather lacks juice.

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Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Excellent re-creation of the clothing and landmarks of Baltimore in the 1950s.

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E! Online

With well-written characters and a humorous script, the entire cast shines.

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Mac Verstandig

Offers a light wit that is oftentimes funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Aaron Neuwirth
Ada Kurtzman: No, there the other kind. Set in 1954 Baltimore, this is a coming of age story involving two Jewish boys, one in high school, one in college,… More
Marcus Woolcott
Life for Jews and blacks in 1950's America. That sentence pretty much sums up the film. There's no plot, instead it's a character-lead film but… More
Leo L
A good movie!