As It Is in Heaven (S som i himmelen)
As It Is in Heaven (S som i himmelen) (2004)

An internationally renowned Swedish conductor returns to his childhood village and agrees to help the local church choir hone their singing skills. The harder Daniel works draws out the singers' hidden inner talents, the more he… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2004
DVD Release Date: February 2, 2010
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

It tells its tale of love, community and redemption with soap-operatic mood swings and a true believer's faith in the transcendent powers of music.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Doesn't avoid all the pitfalls, [but] it plays things out quirkily enough to surprise and engage us.

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Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News

As It Is in Heaven works best as a thematic piece of art. It's a statement on the ugliness of humanity and the power of music to wound, but then heal.

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James O'Ehley
SA Movie & DVD Magazine

Not a movie for cynics.

Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... splits the difference between heartwarming small town comedy of an outsider bonding with eccentric inhabitants and spiky drama of the insular town...

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Some may find the melodramatic ending is unsuited to the film's tone, but might well forgive that one negative, given the many pluses.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Mike S
A gripping, uplifting and emotionally powerful drama, about a successful conductor (Michael Nyqvist), who returns to his childhood village, to find some peace… More
Rubia Carolina
It has and interesting point: how some situations and people of our childhood affect our whole life; how we are not able to deal with them even after a long… More
Jan Marc Macababayao
As It Is In Heaven is of a heartwarming story of love, community, and redemption through faith on the transcendent powers of music of a renowned musician whose… More
Lesley N
Swedish drama about an exhausted conductor returning to his home town for recuperation and escape. Life-changing experiences for all in his new choir ensue,… More
Cynthia S.
I really enjoyed this movie. I admit that I was having a very small problem dealing with the leading man being so unattractive. I blame American films and their… More
Daisy Maduro
Sa som i himmelen was a Swedish movie about a famous orchestra conductor, Daniel Dareus,who suffered a heart attack while he was finishing conducting a… More