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Liberty Heights

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Liberty Heights

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
128 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/17/99
performer:
Adrien Brody, Ben Foster, Joe Mantegna, Justin Chambers, Rebekah Johnson, Orlando Jones, David Krumholtz, Carolyn Murphy
director:
Barry Levinson
author:
2255
genre:
Comedy, Drama

We gave it a B-

Barry Levinson goes back to the Baltimore well for the fourth time, following the fictional Kurtzman family as they grapple with civil rights, alcoholic WASPs, soul-music appreciation, Jewish identity, and assorted other ’50s flotsam. Sweet-hearted, if a little contorted, Liberty Heights is the cinematic equivalent of comfort food — simple, formulaic, and slightly overdone. B-

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