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Philippa, a British teacher living in Turin, Italy, has seen many friends, including her husband, fall victim to drug overdoses. Philippa has repeatedly contacted the police with information about Turin's biggest drug dealer but, complicit in his dealings, they have completely ignored her. So Philippa decides to dole out her own form of justice -- setting her off on a journey, aided unexpectedly by a young police officer, that moves through retribution and redemption, innocence and crime, and hope and desire as she goes from a young widow to a fugitive on the run.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If Heaven doesn't quite achieve the transcendent power that Kieslowski might have attained, it comes close."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"There's much to admire about Twyker's movie, even if it runs out of gas once it hits the road."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Casts a poetic, otherworldly romantic spell."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"while Franka Potente fans may keenly feel her absence in this film, the addition of the absolutely phenomenal Cate Blanchett more than balances the books."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"A very interesting film and, if you are a thinking person, it will haunt you for some time after you have seen it."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Its compelling mix of trial movie, escape movie and unexpected fable ensures the film never feels draggy."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Seems to have less to do with lived moral dilemmas than with the smug piety of its makers."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"The story itself holds a sense of stark reality and raw emotions mixed with a sense of flight and fantasy."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"It was gutsy for Tykwer to finish the work of a genius. He's mostly successful."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Heaven, beguiling as it is...eventually glides into the borderlands of pure mumbo jumbo."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Heaven doesn't exactly reign on high, but it does make for a soul-searching experience."
‑ Kathy Cano Murillo, Arizona Republic
"A daunting task -- to realize the work of a dead master -- well done."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"For those who are open to a languorous meditation on love and justice, Heaven is a rewarding, if slightly labored, experience."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"Blanchett is riveting."
‑ Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
"You live the mood rather than savour the story."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
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