Days of Heaven Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 714

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 101

Theatrical Release Date: 09/13/1978

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Terrence Malick

Actors: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Linda Manz, Robert J. Wilke, Sam Shepard, Jackie Shultis

Plot: After accidentally killing his foreman, a young man must flee Chicago with his young sister and his girlfriend. Going to Texas, the young lovers pretend to be siblings and secure employment as farmhands. But when the farmer takes an interest in the girlfriend, a triangle is formed that will lead to tragedy.

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SIngli6 - wrote on 04/20/2021

One cannot question Malick's ambition, but one can question his competence. If you shoot a film only 20 minutes at a time, each day, without significant pre-planning, you'll come to the cutting room with a profusion of structurally dyslexic rushes that can only be ordered by putting some shitty narration over it. And you all fell for it!

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/18/2019

"Days of Heaven" is a powerful and emotional portrait of early 20th century working class.

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/03/2019

"Sometimes I'd feel very old, like my whole life is over, like I'm not around no more". 'Days of Heaven' is a mesmerizing film that captures the beauty and calm activities in life, while having this unexplained sadness underneath. At the end, you learn that memories, good or bad, will occasionally haunt your thoughts and emotional state - since the film is about someone reflecting on their memory. My relationship with Terrence Malick can be complicated, but when he scores, it's remarkable. One of the highest forms of art.

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Sebman - wrote on 05/22/2014

Days of Heaven is one of those movies, where you can mute the movie, and enjoy the beauty of film, even though a big part of the film is the narration by Linda Manz. Days of Heaven is not a complicated plot, Bill (Richard Gere), accidentally kills a man and goes to Texas to find a better life. Bill goes with his lover Abby (Brooke Adams) and his younger sister Linda (who ultimately narrates the film, but is not essential to the plot otherwise). All three end up working in a farm owned by Sam Shepard, Sam Shepard is interested in Abby, and the plot goes from there. It's not the most interesting plot of the world, but one of the reason people should watch is the Cinematography by Nestor Almendros, and the music by Ennio Morricone. This is one of the few films by Terrence Malick that feels …

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 03/14/2013

"You know how people are." A second film that shows the promising director's capabilities. A love triangle that is like no other. Bill (Richard Gere) kills his boss in the manufacturing factory in Chicago he was working for. He moves to Texas with girlfriend Abby (Adams) and younger sister Linda (Manz). A wealthy farmer (Shepard) marries Abby. Things go wrong after the marriage. As always coming from the brilliant director, a clever screenplay with quotes: "They don't need you. They can get somebody else." "Nobody is perfect." "There were people sufferin' in pain and hunger." - Linda. "I don't think their honest people." - Foreman and "You'll be alright." - Abby. Locations and cinematography just gorgeous. The director always ever meticulous, close-up shots of the animals, a …

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