As It Is In Heaven (2014) - Rotten Tomatoes

As It Is In Heaven (2014)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

As It Is In Heaven Videos

As It Is In Heaven Photos

Movie Info

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

Watch it now


Jin Park
as Abiella
John Lina
as Edward
Sylvia Boykin
as Carmella
Show More Cast

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…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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
Seattle Times
Top Critic

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…
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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…
Village Voice
Top Critic

"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…
Top Critic

A disquieting film about testing faith.

July 10, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for As It Is In Heaven

There are no audience reviews yet. Hurry, submit your review so you can be first!

As It Is In Heaven Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss As It Is In Heaven on our Movie forum!

News & Features