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)

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  • 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)

  • Jun 25, 2009
    This isn't a normal band documentary. If you're expecting to see the band's inner conflicts (ala: Some Kind Of Monster) then you're watching the wrong documentary. Hell this is more of a promotional tool for Iceland than it is about Sigur Ros themselves. I can't say that I complain with that approach to be honest because this movie really shows off Iceland's peaceful and beautiful landscapes. I really fell in love with Iceland with this documentary. Plus the band's performances mixed together with some of Iceland's landscapes and landmarks just worked really well together and it gave me a much more greater appreciation for Sigur Ros' music, which I've loved for about 2 years now. I just wished you had gotten to know the band members better, it seems like there should've been much more info about how the band got together and how they're, arguably, the most famous Icelandic band in the world (which they cover in a small little segment but I wish it was much more in depth than it was). Due to that, I can't really recommend it to anyone BUT Sigur Ros fans, since it shows off Iceland's beauty and how the band manages to bring so many people together at their unnannounced concerts. Plus add some great performances by the band and you got a must-own if you're a Sigur Ros fan.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Dec 06, 2008
    I'm not a big fan of the music, but this is a nicely photographed doc.
    Wu C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 16, 2008
    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. <a href="http://s273.photobucket.com/albums/jj203/goji9000/?action=view¤t=Heima.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj203/goji9000/Heima.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    El Hombre I Super Reviewer
  • Jun 17, 2008
    Is it possible not to fall in love with Iceland while watching this?
    Alex F Super Reviewer

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