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Ticket to Heaven Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
June 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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TIME Magazine
April 7, 2015
Like a strident TV-news exposé, Ticket aims for the jugular instead of the mind -- Geraldo Rivera moviemaking.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
What makes the film so interesting is that it's not just a docudrama, not just a sensationalist expose, but a fully realized drama that involves us on the human level as well as with its documentary material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Aldridge
Radio Times
April 7, 2015
It's no barrel of laughs, but there are flashes of humour to lighten the load.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
All fairly predictable stuff, but delivered without too much sensationalism, strong on showing how the apparently harmless cult insidiously undermines the man's confidence and independence.
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
April 7, 2015
The issue is treated in surprisingly black-and-white terms, with little insight into just what happens to the bright young hero during his indoctrination.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Ticket to Heaven is an absorbing, frightening, entirely believable movie, which is particularly amazing in view of its subject matter.

People Magazine
April 7, 2015
Though sometimes didactic and clichéd, this first feature by Canadian director Ralph Thomas has a raw power that makes it work as both message and drama.

TV Guide
April 7, 2015
Fascinating if one-sided examination of the power of religious cults and the methods they employ to attract new members.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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