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7.7
/10
959 Ratings

Heaven's Gate

Directed by Michael Cimino
United States, 1980
Adventure, Drama, Romance

Synopsis

A breathtaking depiction of the promise and perils of America’s western expansion, Heaven’s Gate is among Hollywood’s most ambitious and unorthodox epics. When a Harvard graduate relocates to Wyoming as a federal marshal, he learns of a plot to kill the area’s European settlers for their land.

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Heaven's Gate Directed by Michael Cimino
In laying out the triangular relationship between Walken, Kris Kristofferson, and Isabelle Huppert, Cimino follows an impulse to draw every scene out into a “moment,” then drizzling the results with David Mansfield’s treacly soundtrack. The aim appears to be American Visconti, but the result is an abiding monotony that is something like being force-fed lyricism as a goose is prepared for foie gras.
October 01, 2016
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Cimino made a film that’s both conventional and boldly original—a Western that entirely fits the norms and expectations of the genre while taking a radical approach to image-making and storytelling.
November 25, 2015
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[Cimino’s] aim was total immersion and he achieved it, for better or worse. He leaned heavily on a classical visual representation of the U.S, a vein first struck by Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven a few years earlier. The word “Heaven” in both titles is no accident. They strove to present the United States as a paradise lost, a notion borrowed from American realist painters.
March 03, 2015
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