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When a corrupt Miami businessman flees to the Cayman Islands with his daughter and a million dollars in dirty money, the resulting inferno threatens to consume father, daughter, and even a few unsuspecting innocents in a sun soaked crime drama starring Bill Paxton, Orlando Bloom, and Agnes Bruckner. Carl Ridley (Paxton) was desperate to escape the law when he boarded an airplane for the Cayman Islands, but as the heat starts to rise in paradise, he's about to realize that there are some fates far worse than prison time. As Carl attempts to cleanse his ill-gotten gains with a little help… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The goal seems to have been to create a multilayered thriller, but the senseless, verbose and convoluted saga never generates simple suspense, let alone tension."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"An ineffective experiment about ugly things happening in a beautiful place."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"Writer/director Frank E. Flowers loses track of his own narrative puzzle that includes a story about a shady but rich Floridian (Bill Paxton) with an 18-year-old daughter (Agnes Bruckner %u2013 "Blue Car") escaping to Grand Cayman from the feds who want t"
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Flowers' manic style...leaves little room to consider what is actually going on beyond all the eye candy and sensory numbing."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"A mess. Orlando Bloom had better get those Elves ears back on."
‑ Victoria Alexander, FilmsInReview.com
"Bloom is the giant void at the center of the film, and his laughable histrionics pull Haven firmly into camp territory."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"It's a muddled, disjointed and fairly undramatic film."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"What the film lacks in dramatic depth it makes up for in its visuals, which keep viewer attention even when the story drags."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"By the time this quasi Robert Altman-like meeting of unrelated characters happens -- and even if the viewer has kept track of all the characters -- it's hard to care about much of anything, other than knowing the film is nearly over."
‑ Les Wright, culturevulture.net
"Flowers's directorial debut is sometimes a little hard to follow, but shows genuine concern and hope for his native land."
‑ M. K. Terrell, Christian Science Monitor
"The presence in the ensemble of Orlando Bloom, who also serves as a producer, could be an initial enticement, but his performance is one of the weakest in a mixed bag."
‑ Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
"A long-shelved, watchable but mediocre Mobius strip of a thriller."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"The audience just has to work a little too hard to see through the bad editing to the Haven that lies beneath, no matter how interesting and promising that movie may be."
‑ Brian Tallerico, UGO
"[Director Frank E.] Flowers is clearly talented, with an eye for local color, but grasp of character and psychology is tenuous, and his roundabout, double-back structure quickly grows tiresome and annoying..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"The tone is moody and bleak, the characters are petty jackasses, and Flowers' heavy-handed messages about colonialism are trite."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
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