Heaven Is for Real
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Heaven Is for Real
Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The film stars Academy Award (R) nominee and Emmy (R) award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Given its declarative title, "Heaven Is for Real" should have built a more convincing case."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"A supposedly true story that uses faulty logic to reduce the complexity of faith to a fairy-tale. By rights, it should displease atheists and believers alike."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"An affecting, gentle, and illuminating portrait of children's spirituality."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Christian films are often criticized for preaching to the choir, but this one intends to make that choir think deeper about what's being preached."
‑ Christopher Campbell, Film School Rejects
"Heaven Is for Real is the kind of movie that will give faith-based filmmaking a good name."
‑ David Martindale, Dallas Morning News
"The makers of "Heaven Is for Real'' should have had the faith to let audiences decide whether little Colton is telling the truth about his near-death experience without resorting to the digital equivalent of dry ice."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"And while falling well short of rational proof, the story does raise intriguing questions about the fundamental nature of faith, questions that have puzzled mankind for centuries."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"Leaves you feeling the film has somehow missed its mark, copping out with a mealymouthed, almost relativistic reading of the cosmic conundrum it has presented us with ..."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"Comfort food for the faithful."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Heaven Is for Real is by Christians, for Christians, and deliberately, if subtly, antagonistic toward everyone else."
‑ Drew Hunt, Slant Magazine
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