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Based on 31 Reviews
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  • 60
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    I could have done more with the edgy humor of "Diner" and "Tin Men" and less of the mythmaking of "Avalon." show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Has integrity, but the way he bends his tale to make a statement is overly deliberate. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Just a good time at the movies, but it's still a smarter two hours than most "good times" are. show more

  • 63
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    As pleasant and rosy and optimistic as it is, Liberty Heights doesn't really soar, emotionally or otherwise. show more

  • 100
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Levinson is so skillful at developing personalities, even among the story's would-be villains, that by the halfway point of the movie, every gesture and expression has unexpected depth and texture. The performances are across-the-board superb. show more

  • 85
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    A uniquely personal, vibrant mosaic of the American dream, and like a dream, it evaporates beautifully before our eyes. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Emerges as an accurate memory of that time when the American melting pot, splendid as a theory, became a reality. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Easily one of the year's best movies. show more

  • 88
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    Well worth the wait. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Few mainstream films portray the religiousness or ethnicity of characters with such detail, warmth and humor as Liberty Heights. show more

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