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Heaven's Prisoners (1996)

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20

Average Rating: 4.9/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 4

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An ex-cop trying to stay away from trouble finds it literally crashing into his backyard in this crime thriller. Dave Robicheaux (Alec Baldwin) is a former New Orleans police detective who, after kicking an addiction to alcohol and confronting some serious problems with his partners, has left law enforcement behind to run a bait shop in a small Louisiana bayou town. One day, Dave and his wife Annie (Kelly Lynch) see a small plane plummet from the sky and crash into the swamp; the pilot dies, but

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Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Oct 7, 2003

New Line Home Entertainment

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All Critics (31) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (16) | DVD (6)

[A] bayou slog.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Baldwin needs to fire his manager

March 11, 2005
Moviehole

Baldwin is shockingly uninteresting, walking through this role... or should I say sweating, for Dave is covered in perspiration in practically every scene.

January 8, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

A humid and sweaty potboiler that fritters away the potential to be hot and steamy.

July 10, 2003
eFilmCritic.com

Script is so bad that you want to laugh at it rather than with it.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Heaven's Prisoners

Heaven's Prisoners is a mediocre movie - the kind one expects from the no-name made-in-Canada movies. It has this problem where the bad guys just kill their enemies in cold blood, whereas the hero - even though he is an ex-cop - can only shoot the bad guys in self defence. So the ways the movie deals with eliminating the bad guys can be quite convoluted.
March 27, 2013
Redlats

Super Reviewer

Alec Baldwin gives an outstanding performance as ex-cop who finds himself drawn back into the sleazy underworld of New Orleans when a plane crashes in the waters near his bait shop. Adapted from the hardboiled detective novel by James Lee Burke, the film is deliberate in its pace and may disappoint some viewers, but excellent performances, stylist direction and a blue-powered soundtrack make it a rich character study in a mystery setting.
February 10, 2008
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