A Matter of Life and Death (Stairway to Heaven)
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Jerry Andrus spent a life dealing with magic and inventions. This documentary features an extended interview with him while he shows off many of the devices that he patented during a life that lasted nearly ninety years. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What today's audiences will find amazing is the sheer energy of its invention."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The duo put so much care and love into the film that in the end we know they're right: Love really is the greatest of all virtues."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Pretty bizarre fantasy set in WWII era starring David Niven."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Probably Powell and Pressburger's best film."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Although it's undeniably a great-looking film, I just found A Matter of Life and Death to be too harebrained to take seriously as a piece of important cinema."
‑ Christopher Lloyd, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"In spite of its thematic bleakness, A Matter of Life and Death succeeds in being a sparkling fantasy picture ...."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"A very pleasing fantasy film from the team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Though the writer-directors and the actors may be the first names you notice, the cameraman also helped A Matter of Life and Death become one of the most moving movies ever made."
‑ Aaron Cutler, Slant Magazine
"(The filmmakers') creativity is both fantastic and organic, their imagery spellbinding and gorgeous, and their scripting clever and witty."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"One of the most enchanting movies you'll ever have the pleasure to see."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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