Heaven's Gate

Heaven's Gate

Heaven's Gate

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.

1980219 mins
Western

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Heaven's Gate / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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.

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Total Film

Total Film

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Emotionally stings like few other westerns.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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