Some Kind of Heaven Reviews

January 22, 2021
Once you arrive here, you may not want to leave.
January 18, 2021
Oppenheim doesn't want to bury or praise these folks indulging in senior-citizen hedonism; he's more interested in making queasy art out of the communal hangover.
January 16, 2021
One of those documentaries that has a great subject, but doesn't really know what to do with it.
January 16, 2021
All that psychological stuff was very interesting. But the point that I really walked away with was that in this community, every man in this community seemed to act like a crazy teenager.
January 16, 2021
Sometimes it's poignant, other times it's chilling, sometimes just depressing... I just wanted to know more details than were explored here.
January 16, 2021
[D]espite its merits, this wry look at several beleaguered senior citizens living in the world's largest retirement community - Central Florida's the Villages - is often undercut by this telescoped approach.
January 16, 2021
It's like a movie set the size of Manhattan-a Hollywood facsimile of the midcentury high life you can actually move into.
January 16, 2021
Oppenheimer snoops around and finds a fount of cinematic gold, without once resorting to ageist tropes. "Heaven" is about how, even in twilight years, many of us still haven't found what we're looking for.
January 15, 2021
Charming.
January 15, 2021
Oppenheim relishes in the strange beauty of their lives with Rockwellian precision, and the bigger picture remains elusive throughout. Look closer, however, and the movie makes a sobering point, whether or not Oppenheim intended it .
January 15, 2021
Some Kind of Heaven effortlessly blends humor and pathos into a memorable and at times unsettling study on where life's trajectory might land us, and that is a concept that deserves more than mild contemplation.
January 14, 2021
Oppenheim resists easy misanthropy, showing unexpected empathy for people who have cocooned themselves from the outside world, only to confront its headaches anyway.
January 12, 2021
The film deepens and grows more thoughtful - and, yes, sad - as its spotlight on the need for human connection - at any age - comes into focus.
January 10, 2021
The film is most tragic and humorous when hints of the outside world break through the suffocatingly cheerful façade of the Villages.
September 15, 2020
I hazard to think that the film's mutual curiosity gives Some Kind of Heaven its vivifying spirit, that transforms what might have been familiarly charming and smirkily knowing into something more troubling, elusive, and enduring.
January 31, 2020
There's a lot of dancing in this movie, and it turns out that watching old people dance in an authentic way is really enjoyable.
January 31, 2020
Those nostalgic for the fond portraits of eccentric Americana in Errol Morris' early work - and pretty much everyone else - will be delighted by "Some Kind of Heaven."