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Heading South Review Critics


Dave White Profile

… a weirdly double political meaning. Read full review

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  • 4.0

    out of 100

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Ray Bennett

    Cantet keeps a lid on a story that he could have easily exploited, but he makes his points about beauty, fulfillment, self-indulgence and delusion with a measured hand.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    The racial and sexual politics of Heading South may trouble some audiences; Cantet is definitely not a moralist in the usual sense.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Laurent Cantet's fascinating, troubling drama has many meanings.

  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    A pleasurably unsettling, sunbaked tale of sex and politics set in late-1970s Haiti.

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