Sweet Land
Sweet Land (2006)

A European exile finds herself a stranger in a strange land when she comes to the United States in this independent romantic comedy-drama. As a man ponders what to do with his family's estate after the death of his grandmother, he… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 13, 2006
DVD Release Date: July 10, 2007
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Finding the right balance between subtle and sentimental, Sweet Land moves beyond other similarly-themed dramas with evocative cinematography that plays an equal role to the talented cast.

David Jenkins
Time Out

Echoing Malick's 'Days of Heaven' in the way it captures the majesty of the American countryside, this is a small gem that's worth seeking out.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Terrific acting, a perfectly captured period setting, and a simple, aching farm courtship, that's all Sweet Land is.

Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Ali Selim's visual masterpiece recalls the stark artistry of Terrence Malick and Western lyricism of Larry McMurtry, as it turns every frame into a picture postcard of stunning beauty.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

A film of uncommon grace, one that transports you to an America that seems innately familiar even though you have never seen it depicted on-screen quite like this before.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sweet and low-key, Sweet Land is a movie that likely will leave you wishing you liked it more.

Brian Orndorf

Exceptionally photographed and remarkably performed by actors Tim Guinee and Elizabeth Reaser, Sweet Land is modest, but demonstrative, eager to detail a love story that sustains for a lifetime.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

As opposed to the bulk of low-budget films, the look here is lush and beautifully crafted; even the make-up is excellent.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

[Director Ali] Selim grounds the story so firmly in its characters that he never hits a false note.

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

The flashback structure adds nothing but length to an already awkward mix of humanist-socialist parable and gently halting love story that's been sat on a shelf since 2005. But even so, it's a surprisingly sweet little treat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Worth seeking out, this bare tale of a German immigrant's attempt at assimulation in a wartime Minnesota suspicious of any foreigners is steady and sure,… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Sweet Land," Inge(Elizabeth Reaser) arrives in Minnesota in 1920 from Europe with a suitcase and a phonograph, hardly… More
Cynthia S.
What a nice movie! This is a perfect example of the kind of movie that I am always searching for. One of those little gems that I can curl up on the couch and… More
Dannielle Albert
Very tender, moving, SWEET movie!!!
Leigh Ryan
Really good movie.
William Goss
Slow, quaint, nice - and not as boring as that may imply.