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The Heiress Reviews

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September 29, 2019
The Heiress (1949), as the theatrical poster declared, is "a truly great motion picture" - a bleak tale of crushed, heartbroken expectations and incisively-harsh retribution. The top-line, prestige production was directed by William Wyler...
Full Review | Original Score: A+
July 25, 2019
The Heiress is a splendid job of recreating a century-old era and three characters thereof. William Wyler has made a fine film, avoiding the pitfalls of costume drama.
May 17, 2019
The film works so well because those surging emotional currents, although often pushed just below the surface, give it a constant tension that draws you in like a thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 11, 2019
A deft psychological drama powered by superlative performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 15, 2012
[A]n outstanding literary adaptation and a superb example of Hollywood fare at its most intelligent and sharply honed.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
September 26, 2011
More interesting for the things it leaves unsaid than the occasionally staid melodramatic story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 20, 2010
Though it had a poor box office upon its release, it eventually became recognized as a masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 25, 2008
Wyler's superlative rendition of Henry James' novel Washington Square is meticulously mounted with great acting from Olivia De Havilland, Monty Clift, and particularly Ralph Richardson, dark-noirish lensing, and powerful score from Aaron Copeland.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 10, 2007
The reputation of this exceedingly fine film has continued to grow as the decades have rolled on, and the performances of a strong cast certainly deserve much of that credit.
March 30, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
November 12, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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