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Based on 24 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    There's heart but not much heat in this film version of "The Echoing Grove." show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Rote drama better suited for British television than theaters. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It has the feel of those romantic movies of the '40s that no one thinks are made anymore. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The film is a soapy melodrama set from about 1936 to 1946 and done with style. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The film's power grows from its dark-toned portrayal of the World War II era and from its evocative use of flashbacks, which show more interest in the characters' emotional lives than in story devices like surprise and suspense. show more

  • 75
    Kelly Borgeson Premiere

    Surely it’s a credit to this luminous cast that the characters can behave in such despicable ways yet still command one’s sympathy. show more

  • 63
    Loren King Chicago Tribune

    A handsome but lightweight period piece about passions indulged and repressed, and the calamitous outcomes that result from both courses. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The first half of The Heart of Me is just that sort of hoot. You know where it's all headed, and you can't wait for it to get there, as the cheap, cruel ironies pile up almost farcically. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Dull and creaky soap opera. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Their dilemmas are the stuff of dozens of Masterpiece Theater productions, but they're brought to life with a vividness that defies changing mores and cuts to the heart of the ways people justify hurting each other in the name of love. show more

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