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Head in the Clouds Reviews

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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
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.
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
September 16, 2004
It's the kind of undemanding weepie, at once calculating and guileless, that could make your Saturday night.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 6, 2004
| Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
This soapy saga is for adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
September 17, 2004
The story is a vapid Casablanca-lite with all the erotic subtlety of a second-rate Joe Eszterhas...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 20, 2004
... a little too uneven.
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.
| Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
December 11, 2004
The film is emotionally distanced from its audience, too stoic and stuffy. You'd never guess a film with as much sex as this one could be so stodgy, but there you go.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
November 2, 2004
If this film is any indication of how Hollywood is looking at history, then the turbulent events of WWII are mostly about whom you were dating.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 22, 2004
The passion barely simmers, let alone rages, which may vex some viewers and will certainly confound the tabloids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 15, 2004
It's wonderfully terrible.
| Original Score: 2/4
Susan Granger
September 17, 2004
This old-fashioned melodrama tips its fateful hand too early and shatters suspense. Despite their off-screen romance, Theron and Townsend have zero on-screen chemistry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 18, 2004
This laborious melodrama about a hedonistic free-spirit fails to sustain our interest.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Arthur Lazere
September 18, 2004
Theron lends credence here to those who think that her performance in 'Monster' was a prosthesis-assisted one-note one shot, Academy award or no.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
September 26, 2004
An historical romance cum love triangle that can't see the forest for the trees.
| Original Score: 2/4
Erik Childress
September 30, 2004
Head in the Clouds wants us to use the word 'sprawling' to describe its epic nature. Please, even Red Dawn sprawled several months.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Blackwelder
December 18, 2004
Miscast leads and ersatz emotions leave the film's soundstagey period ambiance as its most comparable asset. A handsome misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
September 16, 2004
A World War II melodrama of epic silliness and supreme vapidity.
| Original Score: 1/4
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