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Heaven Reviews

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October 2, 2002
The movie tries to be ethereal, but ends up seeming goofy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 9, 2002
An entertaining film, but it leaves you unsatisfied.
October 4, 2002
Tykwer's surface flash isn't just a poor fit with Kieslowski's lyrical pessimism; it completely contradicts everything Kieslowski's work aspired to, including the condition of art.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 29, 2002
'Pocas ideas interesantes, un final pseudo místico que no corresponde al tono general del filme y que deja una sensación de inconformidad que hace pensar más de una vez si vale la pena ir a la taquilla y reclamar el precio del boleto.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 3, 2002
Tykwer is an intriguing filmmaker in his own right, and his creative approach to storytelling seems a bit stifled here. He sometimes reveals the same tale three different ways. While it's easy to see why he'd be eager to bring a coda to Kieslowski's legac
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 4, 2002
You might say Tykwer has done all that Heaven allows, if you wanted to make as anti-Kieslowski a pun as possible. Suffice to say its total promise is left slightly unfulfilled.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 4, 2002
A restrained Ribisi convinces as an Italian, though if ever a movie needed one of the actor's whiny jags to pump it up, this has to be among the rare ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 25, 2002
Heaven has some good as well as disturbing moments, but isn't the cinematic nirvana that the title otherwise suggests.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 21, 2002
There's the plot, and a maddeningly insistent and repetitive piano score that made me want to scream.
October 19, 2002
Directing a Kieslowski script is like directing a Kubrick script--you have to be Spielberg to even try, and you're still likely to fail.
September 13, 2002
The story itself is actually quite vapid.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
August 17, 2002
An elegantly shot thriller, which manages to be compelling until its final act.
October 4, 2002
None of this is half as moving as the filmmakers seem to think.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 4, 2002
A love story that is supposed to be about redemption, but is really about why dead men should tell no tales.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 4, 2002
The conclusion, clearly meant to feel ambiguously poetic, is distinctly unsatisfying.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 18, 2002
Further sad evidence that Tom Tykwer, director of the resonant and sense-spinning Run Lola Run, has turned out to be a one-trick pony -- a maker of softheaded metaphysical claptrap.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 18, 2002
To work, love stories require the full emotional involvement and support of a viewer. That is made almost impossible by events that set the plot in motion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 18, 2002
The story remains so minimal that, ultimately, it just isn't there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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