As It Is In Heaven (2014) - Rotten Tomatoes

As It Is In Heaven (2014)

As It Is In Heaven (2014)

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After the death of the Prophet, a man is called to lead his small religious sect as they anxiously await the end of the world they were promised. Director Joshua Overbay deftly leads audiences down a twisting path of passion and devotion, envy and manipulation in this sympathetic portrayal of a modern-day cult leader and his spiritual convictions. Devoted to a simple life of faith in unforgiving Kentucky backcountry, a small religious sect seeks spiritual awakening as their Prophet (John Lina) nears death and his son, Eamon (Luke Beavers), prepares to step forward as their new leader. But, in his last moments, the Prophet instead names newcomer David (Chris Nelson) as his spiritual successor. -- (c) Cinema Purgatorio

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Cast

Jin Park
as Abiella
John Lina
as Edward
Sylvia Boykin
as Carmella
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Critic Reviews for As It Is In Heaven

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

Never as tense and gripping as it should be, the incidents and most of the performances too tamped-down to spark a much-needed sense of animating friction.

August 7, 2014 | Full Review…

Written with less-is-more simplicity by Ginny Lee Overbay, "As It Is In Heaven" grows ever more devastating ...

July 17, 2014 | Rating: 3/4

Director Overbay, working from an effective screenplay by his wife Ginny Lee Overbay, slowly ratchets up the tension in quietly compelling fashion.

July 11, 2014 | Full Review…

Overbay's palette is carefully lyrical, at a benumbed Martha Marcy May Marlene pitch, he pays attention to the verdant landscape and keeps his cast at a pensive and watchful low boil.

July 11, 2014 | Full Review…

"As It Is in Heaven" ultimately doesn't go anywhere unexpected, but it does foster a potent, unexpected bond between its subjects and its audience.

July 11, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A disquieting film about testing faith.

July 10, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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