Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death) (Stairway to Heaven)
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
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
"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
"Beautifully directed, designed (especially the massive, working escalator that links Heaven and Earth), photographed and acted, it is a must-see for both classic and contemporary film buffs."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
"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,
"Pretty bizarre fantasy set in WWII era starring David Niven."
‑ Steve Crum,
"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