Heaven and EarthLe Ly (Hiep Thi Le) lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. As a freedom fighter, a hustler, young mother, a sometime prostitute, and the wife of a US. marine, her relationships with men suggests an analogy of Vietnam as Woman and the U.S. as Man.
Actors of "Heaven and Earth"
Characters of "Heaven and Earth"
Directors of "Heaven and Earth"Oliver StoneBirthdate: 15 September 1946, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "Heaven and Earth"Le Ly HayslipJay Wurts
Critic Reviews of "Heaven and Earth"NewsweekMarch 13, 2015
Some of the parts are undeniably gripping; what gets lost are the characters themselves.New York TimesJune 05, 2004
Mr. Stone tells this tale vigorously, but he has the wrong cinematic vocabulary for his heroine's essentially passive experience.Washington PostNovember 16, 2001
Heaven has so many themes, ranging from Buddhist spirituality to feminism, it ends up with none.ReelViewsOctober 30, 2001
Heaven and Earth has the epic scope one would expect from a film of this magnitude, but it lacks much of the narrative strength of Stone's first two Vietnamese tales.Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 30, 2001
This is the first time [Stone] has tried to place himself inside a woman's imagination, and that he succeeds so well is due partly...to an extraordinary performance by Hiep Thi Le in the leading role.LarsenOnFilmSeptember 20, 2016
...despite every intention the movie can't quite shake its American male point of view.Austin ChronicleNovember 21, 2004
What Oliver Stone has created is his Mrs. Miniver for the Vietnam era.Kansas City KansanOctober 16, 2004
Overblown, forgettable Oliver Stone epic.Spirituality and PracticeMarch 16, 2002
Touches the heart not only as a cross-cultural treasure but as Oliver Stone's most soulful movie.rec.arts.movies.reviewsJanuary 01, 2000
Stone has a keen directorial eye, and Heaven and Earth is usually interesting to watch.rec.arts.movies.reviewsJanuary 01, 2000
I found this story moving and at times wrenching...Oliver Stone has made his best film about Vietnam.
Gallery of "Heaven and Earth"