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Based on 24 Reviews
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  • 50
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    Pretty and vague, the kind of film that might play on a loop at a county fair's Americana exhibit. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    An old-school documentary that is both non-controversial and uplifting, America's Heart & Soul could be subtitled the Anti-Fahrenheit 9/11. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A pumped-up, plotless montage of extraordinary landscapes, colorful wildlife, and interesting people performing feats of derring-do. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    There's no denying the beauty of Schwartzberg's landscapes, or the power in many of his chosen stories - from the Texas oil well fighters to the Boston father who helps his handicapped son win marathons. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The film would make a better fit on television or at one of Disney's theme parks. In cinemas, Heart & Soul is an odd duck, out of sync with the current generation of documentarians whose films dig deep into stories and issues the media generally overlooks. show more

  • 75
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Schwartzberg sees the homegrown innovativeness and grit still standing beneath the glossy media version of the American personality. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Schwartzberg does stumble upon some pretty fascinating people. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Working within the limitations of the star rating system, I give four stars to the subjects of this movie, and two stars to the way they have been boiled down into cute pictures and sound bites. show more

  • 50
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    If Schwarzberg had chosen to concentrate on eccentrics, rural artists or people like his New York bike messenger, female aerobatic champion and California cliff dancer, "Heart and Soul" would have been a much more interesting film. show more

  • 38
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    This shameless cheerleader of a documentary is the sort of propaganda you might expect in a Republican campaign ad or perhaps featured at a small theater located somewhere in Fantasyland. show more

  • October 14, 2011 wrbrnrsr
    Report This User

    This should be ishown in every middle school in America.

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