Heaven

Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31

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Critic Reviews

  1. Doesn't have the courage of its conceit, only an abundance of bad ideas and worse taste.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Mar 5, 2016
    7
    Wow, Heaven is a fantastic film. Its minimalist plot is still quite captivating and deeply affecting, just as its characters. The plot, thoughWow, Heaven is a fantastic film. Its minimalist plot is still quite captivating and deeply affecting, just as its characters. The plot, though again quite minimal, is still well put together. Cate Blanchett and Giovanni Ribisi are both fantastic in their roles and really would be the stars of this film, if not for the work of director Tom Tykwer and cinematographer Frank Griebe. This film is poetic in its imagery and it is because of these two that that is possible. This duo crafted an absolutely perfect looking film and, in particular, the final 15 minutes of this film are absolutely breathtaking in their poetry. Honestly, some of these shots here may some of the best shots I have ever seen and with good reason. This film would not be half the film it is without this perfect cinematography, even with the decent plot and good acting. Overall, Heaven is a fantastically gorgeous film that never really drags and is aided by great acting and great dialogue from writers Krzysztof Kieslowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz. Full Review »
  2. Dec 3, 2010
    9
    A wonderful film. Highly original plot. Part romance, part thriller. Very beautifully shot. The pacing is just right - so much happens and yetA wonderful film. Highly original plot. Part romance, part thriller. Very beautifully shot. The pacing is just right - so much happens and yet it feels so languid. A real gem Full Review »
  3. StephenK
    Feb 14, 2009
    10
    Beautiful film with a visually amazing and poetic surprise ending.