Heaven Can Wait - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Heaven Can Wait Reviews

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Top Critic
Geoff Brown
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The film drags its feet uncertainly from beginning to end.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 26, 2003
Unnecessary, charmless remake of Here Comes Mr.Jordan.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
There's nothing worse than a pushy narrative.

TV Guide
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joanna Berry
Radio Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
This is the kind of upbeat screwball comedy Hollywood used to do smoothly and well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
June 28, 1978
As a director Beatty has a light touch. He keeps the story moving briskly along. The movie never gets very serious and yet you care about the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
A sweet, unassuming, heartfelt delight that will make you laugh and probably leave you a little wistful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
November 25, 2002
Beatty's best comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Edward Douglas
January 31, 2005
A really enjoyable high concept comedy; better than the 2000 remake!
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Clint Morris
June 11, 2005
A comedy classic.....if you've never seen it, you have to ask yourself...why?
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
November 6, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
September 26, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
May 3, 2016
Still-relevant '70s comic fantasy has some profanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
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Frank Rich
TIME Magazine
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.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Heaven Can Wait is an outstanding film.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
In the hands of anyone but Warren Beatty, this might really stink, but the old scoundrel infuses the hero with such earnest and wide-eyed spirit that it's hard not to like.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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