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Heaven’s Gate

Kris ‘Sunday Mornin’ Kristofferson proves once again that he can act a lot better then he can sing in this revisionist tale of immigrants arriving on the American frontier. Just about every mildly wacky, off-centre actor of their time is on show here, to whit: John Hurt, Brad Dourif, Christopher ‘Bridgeton’ Walken, Jeff Bridges, Mickey Rourke, gosh darn it! It’s even got Willem ‘William’ Dafoe as an uncredited extra, it says here. Anyway, barrel of laughs it ain’t but quite good, it is.

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  1. Richard Davies

    August 5, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    This is often high in the lists of “worst” films or films that lost the most money.

    I’ve not yet seen it to make my own judgement, but will try next time it’s on TV.

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