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Heaven Can Wait Reviews

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
May 3, 2016
Still-relevant '70s comic fantasy has some profanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Frank Rich
TIME Magazine
January 24, 2014
[The film] has everything going for it: big laughs, populist politics, billowy sequences set in heaven, a murder plot, a climactic Super Bowl game, a supporting cast of choice comic actors, and best of all, a touching (but PG) romance.
Joanna Berry
Radio Times
January 24, 2014
This updated version of the 1941 film Here Comes Mr Jordan is one of the few remakes that is almost as good as the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Heaven Can Wait is an outstanding film.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 26, 2008
Supremely produced, this whimsical romantic comedy served as star vehicle for Julie Christie and especially Warren Beatty, who made an impressive co-directing debut with Buck Henry; the film deservedly won the Oscar for Art Direction.
Full Review | Original Score: B+

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 21, 2007
There are a few laughs from Grodin and Cannon, but Beatty and Christie are like 400-pound gorillas chasing a milkweed seed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 21, 2007
It's certainly likable enough and was a big hit when it came out, but one could hardly call it an auspicious artistic debut -- a crafty commercial entertainment with a certain amount of intelligence is more like it.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 9, 2006
Frivolous and amusing in spots.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The film drags its feet uncertainly from beginning to end.
Clint Morris
Moviehole
June 11, 2005
A comedy classic.....if you've never seen it, you have to ask yourself...why?
| Original Score: 3/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
There's nothing worse than a pushy narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
January 31, 2005
A really enjoyable high concept comedy; better than the 2000 remake!
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
This is the kind of upbeat screwball comedy Hollywood used to do smoothly and well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 24, 2004
Heaven Can Wait shines in almost every department: it in one of those rare movies that deserves to be seen again and again.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 26, 2003
Unnecessary, charmless remake of Here Comes Mr.Jordan.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 7, 2003
God, how I love this movie.
| Original Score: 5/5
May 24, 2003
It may not have had quite the resonance of Beatty's earlier work, but Heaven Can Wait is a smart, likeable 1970s comedy with a heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
November 25, 2002
Beatty's best comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
A sweet, unassuming, heartfelt delight that will make you laugh and probably leave you a little wistful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
In the hands of anyone but Warren Beatty, this might really stink, but the old scoundrel infuses the hero with such earnest and wide-eyed spirit that it's hard not to like.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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