Head in the Clouds Reviews

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December 24, 2010
This soapy saga is for adults only.
October 18, 2008
There's a whole lot of romantic and historical huffing and puffing in writer-director John Duigan's rickety epic, most all of it recycled from other films.
November 5, 2004
The story becomes a long slog because Duigan doesn't define his characters and because he's determined to touch too many of the familiar '30s European bases.
October 22, 2004
The passion barely simmers, let alone rages, which may vex some viewers and will certainly confound the tabloids.
October 22, 2004
Great, gooey, hot-fudge sundae of a love story.
October 22, 2004
There's plenty of eye candy -- gorgeous scenery, gorgeous costumes, gorgeous people -- to keep the viewer from minding (too much) the Olympic leaps of faith required to invest in the film's plot.
October 22, 2004
A snooze, despite all the sex and other gunplay.
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.
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.
October 15, 2004
Soft-focus, softheaded mush.
October 14, 2004
Unfortunately, the movie's unwieldy, episodic structure undercuts Theron's impressive performance.
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.
October 6, 2004
October 1, 2004
It sometimes appears to have been designed deliberately as an encyclopedia of clichs.
October 1, 2004
Catastrophically overdone.
October 1, 2004
An ambitious, if uneven, tale of passionate lovers from 1933 to 1945.
October 1, 2004
This wartime epic is so full of silly scenes and clichd dialogue that its attempts to look classy could be likened to seeking a place for a whoopie cushion in the heart of the Louvre.
October 1, 2004
Duigan gets the costumes right and the emotion wrong.
October 1, 2004
It wants to be a hard-panting melodrama, with spies and sex and love and death, and there are times when a movie like this is exactly what you feel like indulging.
September 30, 2004
Head in the Clouds may be beautiful, but it has little soul.
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