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

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Critic Reviews

  1. Haven is far from perfect, with some uncomfortable pacing, wayward accents and less-than-satisfying denouements. But it's a refreshing, character-driven antidote to the late-summer movie-house blahs, and Flowers looks like a talent worth watching.
  2. 50
    A trashy thriller of the kind that used to make up the second half of double bills in crumbling downtown theaters, circa 1977.
  3. Furiously crossing and double-crossing, the two main story lines never quite fuse or comment on each other.
  4. 50
    Silly little thriller.
  5. 42
    The film boasts compelling performances--from Bruckner, and especially from Stephen Dillane as a wildly pragmatic money-man who radiates well-deserved cynicism. But Bloom is the giant void at the center of the film, and his laughable histrionics pull Haven firmly into camp territory.
  6. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    40
    A seesaw chronology and generally chaotic approach plagues Haven, an overly ambitious, multicharacter love story-cum-underworld revenge drama set on a fleetingly exotic island.
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.
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  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.