Head in the Clouds - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Head in the Clouds Reviews

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 21, 2004
It's a watched pot that never boils because there's no fire lit beneath it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 19, 2004
Duigan has the makings of a good yarn, but instead of trusting the story and his characters, he becomes fatally bogged down in trying to make statements.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 15, 2004
It's wonderfully terrible.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
October 15, 2004
You might not think it would be easy to make a dull film about love, war and a bisexual threesome, but Head in the Clouds manages this task efficiently despite a couple of decent performances from Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
October 15, 2004
Soft-focus, softheaded mush.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
October 15, 2004
This is never a great film. In scattered stretches, though, it's a very good one.
| Original Score: 3/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
October 14, 2004
[Duigan], like his heroine, is too in love with his own ideas to see a world crumbling around him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Carter
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
October 14, 2004
The story, setting and colorful cast should help make Head in the Clouds a winner, but the film undercuts itself repeatedly by being too heavy-handed.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
October 14, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 14, 2004
Unfortunately, the movie's unwieldy, episodic structure undercuts Theron's impressive performance.
Read More | Original Score: C+
Marc Mohan
October 8, 2004
Armed with a cliche-ridden script and a gaggle of unconvincing performers, the result comes off more like an Ernest Hemingway letter to the Penthouse Forum than a revival of Hollywood magic.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 7, 2004
It's all very haphazard and infuriating, because the movie unerringly focuses on the least interesting aspect of its complicated plot.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 7, 2004
The love story rates a B, while the drama is a C at best. Granted, the adventure part perks up to an A-minus, but you have to wade through two-thirds of the movie to get there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 5, 2004
An almost ludicrously old-fashioned epic that presents a string of melodramatic cliches with a flamboyant earnestness that accentuates...their absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Annlee Ellingson
October 2, 2004
Much like Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut, the on-screen chemistry between real-life lovers Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend disappoints.
October 1, 2004
There's a noticeable lack of life and energy for a movie starring a supposed free-spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
October 1, 2004
It sometimes appears to have been designed deliberately as an encyclopedia of clichÚs.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 1, 2004
Catastrophically overdone.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
October 1, 2004
This movie's history ... is sterile and the actors can't seem to transcend their 1930s wardrobe.
Read More | Original Score: C
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
October 1, 2004
An ambitious, if uneven, tale of passionate lovers from 1933 to 1945.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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