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Five Minutes of Heaven Reviews

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Un drama reflexivo y quizás alegórico sobre las heridas que permanecen años después de un conflicto como el de Irlanda del Norte. Sus dos principales actores salen airosos de las quizás inevitables simplificaciones del guión.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

March 16, 2011
Don Groves
sbs.com.au

Tense tale of guilt and atonement in Northern Ireland.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au | Original Score: 4.0

December 24, 2010
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

The film deserves credit for not offering any easy answers, but it also fails to ask any interesting questions.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 4/10

June 22, 2010
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

... about real people shaped by real situations and experiences that echo through their being long after the events are over.

Full Review Source: Seanax.com

May 2, 2010
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...intelligent and provocative

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 88/100

May 1, 2010
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground

Pitch-perfect performances and an incredibly powerful first two acts do a lot to make up for the film's loss of momentum towards the end.

Full Review Source: Concrete Playground

April 14, 2010
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

The economy of the screenplay provides an intense and focused film that ultimately delivers a gentle and controlled payoff

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 13, 2010
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Acclaimed director Oliver Hirschbiegel gives us much more than we expect in a complex and superbly executed film, whose subject matter may be specific but whose themes of humanity are universal

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 13, 2010
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Five Minutes of Heaven is actually 75 minutes worth of buildup to an ending that's much more fizzle than sizzle.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 24, 2009
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[T]his difficult, uncomfortable film... deconstructs the notion of what 'evil' is... Subtle and sharp in how it turns over notions of revenge and grief, forgiveness and empathy, compassion and understanding...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

November 12, 2009
Adam Lippe
Examiner.com

Five Minutes of Heaven is an almost-great film that gets points for sticking with its confused and conflicted characters as long as it does.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com

November 9, 2009
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

Five Minutes of Heaven is a frustrating inconsistent film which provides a vehicle for some truly outstanding acting...

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 6/10

November 6, 2009
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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A director whose breakthrough was the story of a madman's last stand has exceeded that feat with the story of an angry man's next step.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

November 5, 2009
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Two marvelous performances from two Irish actors turn Oliver Hirschbiegel's Five Minutes of Heaven into a tour de force.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 15, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This talky little drama about two men *not* meeting is exceedingly well-written and very efficiently made, with surprisingly good mood-setters and dramatic deflections

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 2, 2009
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

It's easy to see what attracted Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt (Bloody Sunday) to Prime Suspect veteran Guy Hibbert's screenplay: it's an actor's showcase.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

September 24, 2009
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

James Nesbitt is searing in a performance that bubbles both with rage and a tightrope type of wit.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

September 16, 2009
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review at Movies for the Masses

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 3/5

September 11, 2009
Matt Pais
Metromix.com

A tense, sad reminder that there's no more persistent attacker than the past.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 4/5

September 10, 2009
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The movie might have been more tense had it been a little more quiet. Neeson and Nesbitt, however, are so good that narrative hiccups never threaten to lose us...

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

September 9, 2009
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