Haven

Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 11 out of 19

Where To Watch

Buy On

Critic Reviews

  1. There's less than meets the eye to writer-director Flowers' time-hopping narrative, and what could have been a routine but entertaining crime story gets hopelessly muddled in its telling, despite the efforts of a generally strong cast.
  2. Like a mango rotting in the sun, Frank Flowers' squishy Caribbean thriller has been sitting on the shelf long enough to attract suspicion. Bite into it at your own risk.
  3. The film is a fancy-pants muddle in terms of technique. And if Bloom doesn't do something about his smirky tendency to troll for audience approval, his career may be severely limited.
  4. 38
    Flowers' ''style'' suffers from attention deficit disorder, leaving just enough vital information for you to follow the convoluted plot. But just when one story gets rolling, he's off and chasing another.
  5. Terminally muddled crime drama.
  6. 30
    As a director, newcomer Frank E. Flowers shows a flair for visuals and characters, but as a writer, he needs work. The Tarantinoesque nonlinear structure he employs would be risky even in Quentin's hands, and is downright self-sabotaging here.
  7. 30
    From a producer of "Crash" comes Haven, an even phonier exercise in manufactured conflict, facile irony and preposterous contrivance.
  8. This interminable, poorly constructed drug thriller by writer-director Frank E. Flowers sat on the shelf for two years before winning a release.
  9. Welcome to the tawdry end of paradise, where no melodrama is too obvious and no conflict too contrived.
  10. It's just horsing around that comes to nothing. No, it's worse. It's horsing around designed to disguise nothing as something.
  11. 20
    Lacking purpose or thoughtful complexity, Flowers' film is an overly ambitious mess.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Aug 28, 2014
    7
    There is Orlando, of course. A different movie from him, and still, once he got on screen he made me smile fondly. As if I was seeing an oldThere is Orlando, of course. A different movie from him, and still, once he got on screen he made me smile fondly. As if I was seeing an old friend.

    The plot is a tricky thing to hang on. First it seems messy, then it sorts itself out again - until you realize you have seen just a bit from the middle, and things are repeated again, this time giving you the full view into things. A second watch might help on this, I am sure. And it is nice to see how these little stories wind together and back up each other.

    The drama and plot are good, though, so the movie isn't waste of time in any case. See it once, and if you don't like, don't bother again.
    Full Review »
  2. MattW.
    Dec 27, 2006
    9
    No idea why this movie is getting such harsh reviews. I couldn't find much to complain about. I thought it was really well done in terms No idea why this movie is getting such harsh reviews. I couldn't find much to complain about. I thought it was really well done in terms of acting, writing, filming and editing. I really enjoyed it and reccomend that you ignore the critics on this one and check it out. Full Review »
  3. CorenD.
    Sep 27, 2006
    0
    Absolutely dreadful.