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Heidi (1993)




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This Disney-produced made-for-TV version of the classic children's tale features Noley Thornton as Heidi, the plucky girl from the Alps, with Jane Seymour as a mean-spirited governess and Jason Robards as Heidi's kindly grandfather.

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Jason Robards
as Grandfather
Sian Phillips
as Frau Sesemann
Jane Seymour
as Frau Rottenmeier
Patricia Neal
as Grandmother
Andrew Bicknell
as Herr Sesemann
Basil Hoskins
as Sebastian
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Critic Reviews for Heidi

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

"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.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Each minute of this film is justified, embellished with breathtaking scenery of Austria and the Alps and with excellent character development.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Heidi has both tenderness and spunk.

September 30, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Director Michael Rhodes performs admirable period drama without going arch or artsy, and if there are moments in which Thornton's sunny Heidi edges near to cloying, they're saved by Rhodes' common sense and restraint.

March 13, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This Jeanne Rosenberg adaptation of the timeless 1881 classic by Johanna Spyri is family entertainment at its best.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

The whole final hour, in fact, is first-rate, and the supporting cast is always interesting.

September 30, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Heidi


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.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Loooong! Over three hours.

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer


Sweet version of oft told tale. Robards is crusty perfection as Grandfather, Sian Phillips is a warm and wonderful Grandmama and her clothes are eye-popping. Jane Seymour starts out a perfect monster as Fraulein Rottenmeir but manages to humanize her character somewhat, she never becomes likable but not the stick figure martinet the character is usually portrayed. The rest of the cast is uniformly enjoyable and the scenery, both indoors and out, is gorgeous!

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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