Heaven Can Wait Reviews

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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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Heaven Can Wait is an outstanding film.
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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.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The film drags its feet uncertainly from beginning to end.
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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
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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