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Heaven And Earth

action & adventure, drama


Director Oliver Stone brings the true story of one Vietnamese woman's heroic struggle to survive war, hardship and upheaval in her own country and in her adopted land of America.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    47%
  • Audience Score
    72%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    47%
    reviews counted: 12
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  • Audience

    72%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Derek Adams, Time Out, Thursday, February 9, 2006

Rotten: Heaven has so many themes, ranging from Buddhist spirituality to feminism, it ends up with none.

- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Friday, November 16, 2001

Rotten:

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Oliver Stone's Heaven & Earth completes his "Vietnam Trilogy" by examining the conflict through a Vietnamese woman, a woman who later marries a US solider and moves away. It's not as compelling on an emotional level as his other two (Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July), as it seems to tackle too many themes, and doesn't have a completely focused message. The initial set-up is especially by-the-numbers and familiar, until Tommy Lee Jones's character is introduced, from that point the story takes on a much more interesting direction, with some excellent exchanges by the two actors. Hiep Thi Le's performance is also noteworthy, with a very expressive face that conveys a great deal of emotion. Uneven, but ultimately solid. 3.5/5 Stars

- fb704730572, Friday, October 26, 2012

2 stars

Pretty flat and weak. I think Stone was afraid to take risks with this picture since he is dealing with a touchy subject particularly Vietnam. The performances is mediocre and easily forgettable. Hiep Te Li tried her best as Ly Li Hayslip but fails. If anything good is to come of this it would have to be the cinematography handled expertly by Robert Richardson.

- thirdway821, Saturday, November 5, 2011

3 stars

A much different perspective on the Vietnam War than I'm used to seeing. I appreciated it, but don't know if I would watch the movie again.

- trisarahtops22, Tuesday, January 11, 2011