Heaven Can Wait Reviews

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July 13, 2020
Beatty can carry off this sort of whimsy by playing it straight and keeping the ludicrous premise credible. But the film is dogged by the nagging vision of what might have been.
July 13, 2020
Along the way there is fun, football, romance and thoroughly satisfying unreality. Movies are supposed to be like this.
July 13, 2020
What sounds excruciatingly whimsical has been woven into one of the funniest and gentlest movies since the '40s.
June 16, 2020
A pleasant little puff piece that is sure to be just loved by most of those who see it.
November 1, 2019
It's charming, witty, touching, and despite its previous incarnation, still fresh and original.
August 30, 2016
This is a very sweet movie to watch, the pleasant cinematic equivalent of light summer reading.
May 3, 2016
Still-relevant '70s comic fantasy has some profanity.
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.
January 24, 2014
This updated version of the 1941 film Here Comes Mr Jordan is one of the few remakes that is almost as good as the original.
March 26, 2009
Heaven Can Wait is an outstanding film.
July 26, 2008
Supremely produced, this whimsical romantic comedy served as star vehicle for Julie Christie and Warren Beatty, who made an impressive co-directing debut with Buck Henry; the film deservedly won the Oscar for Art Direction.
December 21, 2007
March 21, 2007
There are a few laughs from Grodin and Cannon, but Beatty and Christie are like 400-pound gorillas chasing a milkweed seed.
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.
July 9, 2006
Frivolous and amusing in spots.
February 9, 2006
The film drags its feet uncertainly from beginning to end.
October 9, 2005
September 26, 2005
July 25, 2005
June 11, 2005
A comedy classic.....if you've never seen it, you have to ask yourself...why?
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