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  • Summary: A mob informant makes life crazy for the FBI man guarding him and the D.A. wanting him back in jail. (Warner Bros. Studio)
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 8 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Ernest Tucker
    88
    My Blue Heaven: a funny, sometimes insightful look at what life might be like when a hardened criminal is plunked down in middle-class suburbia. [20 Aug 1990, p.23]
  2. The movie itself, with the exception of a few scenes, doesn't really have the wit it's aiming for, and among Steve Martin vehicles it's middle-drawer, at best. Yet that mood of silly exuberance reigns through most of the picture.
  3. Script and direction are both fairly slapdash, but the actors and the overall sweetness keep this chugging along on some level .
  4. What My Blue Heaven has going for it: one funny premise and two earthly delights, in the comic persons of Steve Martin and Rick Moranis. What My Blue Heaven does not have going for it: anything remotely resembling a cohesive script. [22 Aug 1990, p.C4]
  5. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    38
    My Blue Heaven is weightless and unwieldy. It's a confused carnival of silly subplots and characters who never manage to form an ensemble. [17 Aug 1990, p.37]
  6. 30
    My Blue Heaven puts you in a stupor comparable to the one that comes on after Thanksgiving turkey. Written by Nora Ephron, it makes you long for the awful "Heartburn."
  7. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    0
    Talk about off-casting: brittle-romantic Nora Ephron writing a high-concept comedy about a Mafioso's troubles when the Federal Witness Security Program plunks him down in white-bread suburbia; humorless Herbert Ross directing it; Steve Martin playing the gangster. Talk about miscalculation. [3 Sept 1990, p.72]

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