Heima (Sigur Ros: Heima)

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On the heels of their 2006 concert tour, Icelandic alternative rockers Sigur Ros return to their picturesque homeland for a series of free, unannounced concerts. Follow the band as they perform their mesmerizing brand of hypnotic pop at such unconventional venues as an abandoned fish factory, a small-town coffee shop, and a protest site at a controversial dam. Candid interviews with the band find the performers discussing what it's like to return home after an extended tour, and what it's like to perform for their fans around the world. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Heima (Sigur Ros: Heima)

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

  • It's a dull and oddly morose subject for a movie.

    Apr 14, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Sigur Ros' creativity and open attitude was at one with Iceland's ravishingly beautiful landscape.

    Nov 2, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • When the band and the film move in sweet simpatico they produce a few precious moments of transcendent grandeur.

    Nov 2, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • Iceland's extraordinary natural beauty is as much a star of the movie as Sigur Rós's magisterial music and the all-local crew could hardly have done a more impressive promotional job had 'Heima' been commissioned by the Icelandic Tourist Board itself.

    Nov 1, 2007 | Rating: 4/6 | Full Review…
    Time Out
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  • Reverberates a sense not only of Iceland's people, places and history but a sense of natural intimacy and intimacy with nature. Capping it all is the band's best-ever, 'Popplagið,' a stunning 12 minutes that DeBlois matches with a shiver-inducing sequence

    Dec 27, 2013 | Full Review…
  • The whole island seems to be in transition - huge developments threaten to deface the natural grandeur of the place - and this documentary may yet come to represent a vital memorial.

    Nov 2, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Heima (Sigur Ros: Heima)

½

During the series of free gigs around Iceland, Sigur Ros created a concert film that doesn't quite follow the usual standards of the genre. They concentrated on the people, the places, and the amazing country around them, and the beautiful film Heima was born. All the performances are strong, and the music haunting. Combined with the images, you find an audio/visual treat that really does act as a great opening to the band's music, or if you are a fan already, something different and very personal from the band. Iceland should be proud, not only of what the band has achieved, but also of how they portray this beautiful land. Photobucket

El Hombre Invisible
El Hombre Invisible

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beautiful country, beautiful music, beautiful film...and finally an audience that understands the lyrics lol

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

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½

Icelandic alternative band Sigur Ros return to their homeland after a long world tour for a couple of concerts at very unusual places. This documentary shows new performances of some of their songs, short interview glimpses with the band and breathtaking images of Iceland mixed together into a stunning, magic concert film. It also takes a close look at the audiences coming to their free shows, their faces, their reactions. The result is so breathtakingly beautiful that I am still speechless. Works for fans of the band or the country and everyone who is curious about either.

Jens S.
Jens S.

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½

An original approach to a music film pays dividends, capturing the feelings of a unique group.

Gordon Anderson
Gordon Anderson

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