Heaven's Gate

Heaven's Gate

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The only thing greater than their passion for America... was their passion for each other.

Michael Cimino's (The Deer Hunter) divisive, three and a half-hour western on the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a Sheriff (Kris Kristofferson) born into wealth, attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests. Co-stars Christopher Walken and Isabelle Huppert.

Guardian (UK)

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It is a demanding film, without a doubt - but a passionate one.

Little White Lies (UK)

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Emotionally stings like few other westerns.

Total Film (UK)

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The set-pieces are majestic and its disenchanted view of the american frontier myth still rings ominously true.

Empire (UK)

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Flawed but interesting piece of art in the form of an anti-Western.

Time Out (New York)

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If anything, Michael Cimino's inert disaster of a Western has gotten worse over the years ...

Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

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This movie is $36 million thrown to the winds. It is the most scandalous cinematic waste I have ever seen, and remember, I've seen Paint Your Wagon.

Variety (USA)

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The balance of director Michael Cimino's film is so confusing, so overlong at three-and-a-half hours and so ponderous that it fails to work at almost every level.

New York Times

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Heaven's Gate' is something quite rare in movies these days -- an unqualified disaster.