Haven (2006)

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Critic Consensus: The plot's gratuitously nonlinear structure only ends up confusing viewers of this island thriller.

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With federal agents on his heels, a corrupt Miami businessman tapes a million dollars to his midsection and flees to the exotic Cayman Islands, his unsuspecting daughter Pippa reluctantly in tow. But while her father is desperately laundering his dirty money with a British investment banker, who is skilled in washing ill-gotten gains, Pippa runs off to explore the island and its wild party scene with native Caymanian Fritz. This island bad-boy is a real charmer with a dark side that's liable to get Pippa and her father in serious trouble. He's also an ominous thread connecting a sinister drug lord to Shy and Andrea, two innocent lovers. Their forbidden passion ignites a violent chain reaction across the West Indies paradise and turns the tropical haven into a refuge that's anything but safe.

Cast

Bill Paxton
as Carl Ridley
Stephen Dillane
as Mr. Allen
Agnes Bruckner
as Pippa Ridley
Bobby Cannavale
as Agent Martinez
Razaaq Adoti
as Richie Rich
Jake Weber
as Off. Powell
Joy Bryant
as Sheila
Lee Ingleby
as Patrick
Robert Wisdom
as Mr. Sterling
Ky-Mani Marley
as John the Baptist
Terry Burke
as The Boatman
Brian Hamilton
as Tour Bus Driver
Peter O'Meara
as Officer Franklin
Troy Sanford
as Jr. Gangsta
Marcia Muttoo
as Andrea's Mom
Joel Francis
as Brother White
Clifton Bennett
as Jerk Chef
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Critic Reviews for Haven

All Critics (61) | Top Critics (23)

Bloom is the giant void at the center of the film, and his laughable histrionics pull Haven firmly into camp territory.

Sep 23, 2006 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
AV Club
Top Critic

The presence in the ensemble of Orlando Bloom, who also serves as a producer, could be an initial enticement, but his performance is one of the weakest in a mixed bag.

Sep 23, 2006

An ineffective experiment about ugly things happening in a beautiful place.

Sep 22, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Seattle Times
Top Critic

It's a muddled, disjointed and fairly undramatic film.

Sep 22, 2006 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

A long-shelved, watchable but mediocre Mobius strip of a thriller.

Sep 22, 2006 | Rating: 2/5

Flowers' 'style' suffers from attention deficit disorder, leaving just enough vital information for you to follow the convoluted plot. But just when one story gets rolling, he's off and chasing another.

Sep 22, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Haven

½

Interesting - a little hard to get into, but worth it. A little too abrupt at the end though.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

"Can love survive the fall of paradise?"

Arash Xak
Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

½

This really, really surprised me...as I'm not quite fond of Orlando Bloom. However, this film is not just about him...it's about so much more. It's strange how such a paradise can become...like such a prison. Review...TBC.

Bannan instant enigma- just add water
Bannan instant enigma- just add water

Super Reviewer

Absolutely and a very first-rate, stylish, sexy thriller with an all-star cast on the idyllic shores of the Cayman Islands and my best one of three scenes on the same time starring Orlando Bloom as Shy. It's a tradition to Crash.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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