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Five Minutes of Heaven Reviews

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November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2011
Un drama reflexivo y quizás alegórico sobre las heridas que permanecen años después de un conflicto como el de Irlanda del Norte. Sus dos principales actores salen airosos de las quizás inevitables simplificaciones del guión.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 24, 2010
Tense tale of guilt and atonement in Northern Ireland.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0
May 2, 2010
... about real people shaped by real situations and experiences that echo through their being long after the events are over.
May 1, 2010
...intelligent and provocative
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
April 14, 2010
Pitch-perfect performances and an incredibly powerful first two acts do a lot to make up for the film's loss of momentum towards the end.
March 13, 2010
The economy of the screenplay provides an intense and focused film that ultimately delivers a gentle and controlled payoff
March 13, 2010
Acclaimed director Oliver Hirschbiegel gives us much more than we expect in a complex and superbly executed film, whose subject matter may be specific but whose themes of humanity are universal
November 12, 2009
[T]his difficult, uncomfortable film... deconstructs the notion of what 'evil' is... Subtle and sharp in how it turns over notions of revenge and grief, forgiveness and empathy, compassion and understanding...
November 9, 2009
Five Minutes of Heaven is an almost-great film that gets points for sticking with its confused and conflicted characters as long as it does.
November 6, 2009
Five Minutes of Heaven is a frustrating inconsistent film which provides a vehicle for some truly outstanding acting...
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 5, 2009
A director whose breakthrough was the story of a madman's last stand has exceeded that feat with the story of an angry man's next step.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 15, 2009
Two marvelous performances from two Irish actors turn Oliver Hirschbiegel's Five Minutes of Heaven into a tour de force.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 2, 2009
This talky little drama about two men *not* meeting is exceedingly well-written and very efficiently made, with surprisingly good mood-setters and dramatic deflections
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 24, 2009
It's easy to see what attracted Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt (Bloody Sunday) to Prime Suspect veteran Guy Hibbert's screenplay: it's an actor's showcase.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 16, 2009
James Nesbitt is searing in a performance that bubbles both with rage and a tightrope type of wit.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 11, 2009
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 10, 2009
A tense, sad reminder that there's no more persistent attacker than the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 9, 2009
The movie might have been more tense had it been a little more quiet. Neeson and Nesbitt, however, are so good that narrative hiccups never threaten to lose us...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 2, 2009
So many movies set in Northern Ireland are about the Troubles that we might justifiably ask, why another? Five Minutes of Heaven is far from the best of the breed, but it does at least take a new tack.
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