Heaven Reviews

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Kathy Cano Murillo
Arizona Republic
November 2, 2002
Heaven doesn't exactly reign on high, but it does make for a soul-searching experience.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 29, 2002
'Pocas ideas interesantes, un final pseudo místico que no corresponde al tono general del filme y que deja una sensación de inconformidad que hace pensar más de una vez si vale la pena ir a la taquilla y reclamar el precio del boleto.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
October 26, 2002
Director Tykwer proves once again that he knows how to mesmerize audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
October 26, 2002
There's much to admire about Twyker's movie, even if it runs out of gas once it hits the road.
| Original Score: B-
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
October 25, 2002
Seems to have less to do with lived moral dilemmas than with the smug piety of its makers.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 25, 2002
A gorgeously strange movie, Heaven is deeply concerned with morality, but it refuses to spell things out for viewers.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
October 25, 2002
Heaven has some good as well as disturbing moments, but isn't the cinematic nirvana that the title otherwise suggests.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
October 25, 2002
The ambiguous note on which Heaven ends would be irritating in a conventional film, but here it seems curiously fitting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
October 25, 2002
For audiences not bored by allegory, Heaven is worth the wait
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 24, 2002
Another love story in 2002's remarkable procession of sweeping pictures that have reinvigorated the romance genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 24, 2002
A daunting task -- to realize the work of a dead master -- well done.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 21, 2002
On the surface, it's a lovers-on-the-run crime flick, but it has a lot in common with Piesiewicz's and Kieslowski's earlier work, films like The Double Life of Veronique.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 21, 2002
Blanchett's performance transcends cultural barriers, and makes the film well worth seeing.
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
There's the plot, and a maddeningly insistent and repetitive piano score that made me want to scream.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
October 21, 2002
Never lets go your emotions, taking them to surprising highs, sorrowful lows and hidden impulsive niches...gorgeous, passionate, and at times uncommonly moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 19, 2002
the film doesn't sustain its initial promise with a jarring, new-agey tone creeping into the second half
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Luke Y. Thompson
Dallas Observer
October 19, 2002
Directing a Kieslowski script is like directing a Kubrick script--you have to be Spielberg to even try, and you're still likely to fail.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 19, 2002
The mixture of high artistry, visual poetry and depth of meaning makes for an endlessly fascinating and compelling film.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
October 18, 2002
While we'll never really know what Kieslowski might have made of this ... we can be reasonably certain even he would be moved by what this unlikely young German filmmaker has made of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 18, 2002
The story remains so minimal that, ultimately, it just isn't there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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