Head in the Clouds (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Head in the Clouds (2004)



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Movie Info

A young Cambridge student gets involved with a budding photographer in the years before WWII. Their relationship gets severed as he heads to Spain to fight fascism. They are later reunited when she puts her life on the line to save him.more
Rating: R (for sexuality, nudity and some violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: John Duigan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 25, 2005
Box Office: $0.2M
Sony Pictures Classics - Official Site


Charlize Theron
as Gilda Besse
Thomas Kretschmann
as Maj. Bietrich
Steven Berkoff
as Charles Besse
Gabriel Hogan
as Julian Ellsworth
John Jorgenson
as Django Reinhardt
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Critic Reviews for Head in the Clouds

All Critics (100) | Top Critics (40)

The story becomes a long slog because Duigan doesn't define his characters and because he's determined to touch too many of the familiar '30s European bases.

Full Review… | November 5, 2004
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

The passion barely simmers, let alone rages, which may vex some viewers and will certainly confound the tabloids.

Full Review… | October 22, 2004
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Great, gooey, hot-fudge sundae of a love story.

Full Review… | October 22, 2004
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

There's plenty of eye candy -- gorgeous scenery, gorgeous costumes, gorgeous people -- to keep the viewer from minding (too much) the Olympic leaps of faith required to invest in the film's plot.

Full Review… | October 22, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

A snooze, despite all the sex and other gunplay.

Full Review… | October 22, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

You might not think it would be easy to make a dull film about love, war and a bisexual threesome, but Head in the Clouds manages this task efficiently despite a couple of decent performances from Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend.

Full Review… | October 15, 2004
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Head in the Clouds

Head in the Clouds is OK. What are you going to do when you meet your soulmate? Even the ending is believable, although I've seen the same ending in a few WW 2 movies.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

In a city of glamour at a time of decadence they met. An aristocrat, a soldier of conscience, and an entertainer. Together they shared a deep passion.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer


Okay for a bit. After a while I fast forwarded to the end.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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