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Just Like Heaven Reviews

September 28, 2005
See two charming characters make beautiful music together.
September 24, 2005
Starts out glib and gimmicky but later digs surprisingly deep.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 19, 2005
It's corny, it's somewhat predictable, but it's also very sweet, it's funny.
September 16, 2005
Closer to hell, really.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 16, 2005
Just Like Heaven is really nothing more than your standard love-from-beyond-the-grave squishfest (even though the heroine isn't actually dead) done up in the dumb bonnet-and-bloomers get-up of contemporary romantic comedy.
September 16, 2005
Director Mark Waters knows how to turn the gimmicky unknown into psychologically comic adventure, just as he did in 2003's Freaky Friday.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 16, 2005
Just when Just Like Heaven becomes too cloyingly cute to endure, it takes an unexpected turn. The humor shifts from the ha-ha variety to closer to black.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 16, 2005
Romance isn't alive but on life support in Just Like Heaven, a groaningly awful romantic comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 16, 2005
Just Like Heaven is a sweet little nothing that is barely there, about a girl who isn't there at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 16, 2005
It's popcorn entertainment with a heavy political-medical agenda.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 16, 2005
This screwball comedy, initially promising, dies a painful death once the politicking begins.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 16, 2005
Fortunately the film stars Mark Ruffalo and Reese Witherspoon, whose collective appeal eventually fuses to pump some heart, laughs and life into what often resembles a disorganized, schizophrenic mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 16, 2005
Just Like Heaven turns into a bait-and-switch of a movie, wrapping weirdly maudlin speculation inside the candy coating of a frothy romance.
September 16, 2005
What a disappointment then to report that Just Like Heaven is more like purgatory.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
September 16, 2005
If heaven is a big ball of cotton candy, then Just Like Heaven lives up to its name. It has no nutritional value, and it won't fill you up, but it's bright, pink and fluffy.
Read More | Original Score: C-
September 16, 2005
The movie clunks along much like its leads, never exactly sure where they belong.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 16, 2005
Like all ghost movies, the premise of Just Like Heaven is wraith-thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 16, 2005
Just Like Heaven could be the perfect balm for post-Katrina movie audiences in search of a little levity.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 16, 2005
Just Like Heaven is light, pleasing and well worth seeing.
September 16, 2005
The movie wants all you girls to know that should medical misfortune come your way, just hold on. Your soul will find your soul mate, then love will set you free.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 15, 2005
A movie that's likely to appeal only to the most susceptible and uncritical romantics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 15, 2005
[Mark Waters] has pretty well delivered just what young PG-13 girls carrying that extra pack of Kleenex will expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 15, 2005
Given its somewhat morbid premise, this metaphysical second-chance comedy is impressively nimble and cheery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 15, 2005
The film is as insubstantial as the clouds on the poster.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 15, 2005
Just Like Heaven isn't a groundbreaking movie -- where romantic comedy is concerned, there isn't much ground left to break -- but it contains some nice moments and fresh twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 15, 2005
Just Like Heaven is a huge waste of talent (Witherspoon's) and time (ours), a supernatural romantic comedy that is neither romantic, comedic, super or natural.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 15, 2005
Just like you might expect, the cuddly, often funny romantic comedy Just Like Heaven sticks its head permanently in the clouds.
Read More | Original Score: B-
September 15, 2005
An oddly moralistic salvo for the anti-euthanasia set.
September 15, 2005
Can one movie support these many coincidences and close calls and misunderstandings? Yes. The movie works, and so we accept everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 15, 2005
Rarely humorous, rarely romantic, and rarely affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 14, 2005
Playing a San Francisco doctor whose devotion to work and family has left her no time for romance, the star hustles like Tinkerbell to keep the mood light.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 9, 2005
Considerably more mushy than madcap, Just Like Heaven is as uneven as the topography of its San Francisco locales, but the amiable peaks mostly offset the flat stretches and valleys.
September 9, 2005
Crossing the life-death divide, Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo are a winning pair in this smart and tender comedy.