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      Heidi

      G 1993 3 hr. 11 min. Drama List
      100% 8 Reviews Tomatometer 73% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score An orphan (Noley Thornton) lives with her grandfather (Jason Robards) in the Swiss Alps, then goes to live with a well-to-do family in Frankfurt. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member This movie never ends.....I feel like it was worth one watch but I don't think I'll ever watch it again. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Insanely touching and well-crafted, I definitely prefer this version over the Shirley Temple film, which was also incredibly enjoyable. I have not read the novel, but after watching this much more detailed adaptation, I definitely plan to. This isn't quite as dark as the Temple film, and the performances, especially from Heidi, her grandfather and Peter's grandmother are wonderful. I cried so many times during this movie that I lost count. But never did it feel pandering or shallow, it is all truly heartfelt and genuine. I loved everything about this movie. An instant favorite. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member I' VE ONLY SEEN THE SHIRLY TEMPLE ONE Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member i loved this story and the movie as a kid. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member One of my favourite children's story books. Heidi is an orphan manipulated by her cousin. She is sent to live with her grandfather, then taken to be a companion of a wheel chair bound girl in the city. Heart warming movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I really love and will Treasure this Movie called Heidi forever in my heart!!!! Peace out!!!! _Matt Burden Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Ray Loynd Los Angeles Times "Heidi," the classic children's novel, has finally been told on the screen the way it should be: not as fluffy Pollyanna but as a thoughtful, shaded tale of love, abandonment and reunion. Sep 30, 2019 Full Review Jennifer Mangan Chicago Tribune Each minute of this film is justified, embellished with breathtaking scenery of Austria and the Alps and with excellent character development. Sep 30, 2019 Full Review Ken Tucker Entertainment Weekly Heidi has both tenderness and spunk. Rated: B Sep 30, 2019 Full Review Kay Gardella Tulsa World This Jeanne Rosenberg adaptation of the timeless 1881 classic by Johanna Spyri is family entertainment at its best. Sep 30, 2019 Full Review Tom Gliatto People Magazine The whole final hour, in fact, is first-rate, and the supporting cast is always interesting. Rated: B+ Sep 30, 2019 Full Review Scott G. Mignola Common Sense Media Family entertainment at its best. Rated: 5/5 Jan 2, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis An orphan (Noley Thornton) lives with her grandfather (Jason Robards) in the Swiss Alps, then goes to live with a well-to-do family in Frankfurt.
      Director
      Michael Ray Rhodes
      Screenwriter
      Jeanne Rosenberg
      Production Co
      Harmony Gold, Silvio Berlusconi Communications
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Apr 24, 2009