57 of 57 people found the following review helpful
After viewing this film with my family I said 'They don't make films like that anymore' and then I checked myself. This is a modern film but it is made by old school rules. The pacing is excellent. The actor's superb. The cinematography lovingly carried out. It will go down as a classic adaptation of the well loved story. Max von Sydow is perfect as the fractious grandfather with the heart of gold. The casting of the Irish Emma Bolger as Heidi inspired. Guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heart and maybe just bring a tear to the eye. Leave cynicism at the door, curl up, dim the lights and enjoy!