Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25

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Critic Reviews

  1. Directed by Vincent ("A Map of the Human Heart") Ward, who is either a genius or a crackpot, and derived from a long-ago novel by Richard Matheson, the film is overproduced and underpopulated, with either characters or ideas.
  2. Reviewed by: Laura Miller
    30
    By the movie's numbingly predictable end, the notion of a visually unleashed cinema seems like a monstrous mistake -- we've handed over the atom bomb to the Teletubbies!
  3. 30
    What a letdown that Vincent Ward, who gave us a fabulous gift with Map of the Hu-man Heart, has made this big old tub of schmaltz.
  4. 30
    Though director Vincent Ward used his special-effects budget well -- there are some stunning impressionistic moments -- the film is as gooey and sticky as an overcooked marshmallow.
  5. 25
    How can a film look so radiant and be so hollow?
  6. A scary example of bad movies happening to good people.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Sep 10, 2011
    10
    I could not follow this mixed up movie. The depictions of heaven and hell showed heaven to be as depressing as hell, some place no one wouldI could not follow this mixed up movie. The depictions of heaven and hell showed heaven to be as depressing as hell, some place no one would want to be. I finally just turned the movie off since I got absolutely no enjoyment out of it, glad it was free. The only thing I really enjoyed about this movie was the beautiful home this couple lived in. That was all. Full Review »
  2. Aug 24, 2014
    4
    There is a certain beauty about this film. Largely from the visual effects and the wonder of Robin Williams. Beyond that, the story doesn'tThere is a certain beauty about this film. Largely from the visual effects and the wonder of Robin Williams. Beyond that, the story doesn't allow itself to live up to any expectations. Full Review »
  3. Sep 8, 2013
    9
    BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Any critic that have it less than 9 is a heartless cold soul.
    So much beauty/pain/love all together in one!!
    I cry every
    BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Any critic that have it less than 9 is a heartless cold soul.
    So much beauty/pain/love all together in one!!
    I cry every time. Only downfall is you need tissues for this movie, it's a sad film for the most part.
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