Heaven (2002)

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,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 4, 2002
DVD Release Date: June 17, 2003
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The story is the weakest link in this gorgeous and well-acted film.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

If Heaven doesn't quite achieve the transcendent power that Kieslowski might have attained, it comes close.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

There's much to admire about Twyker's movie, even if it runs out of gas once it hits the road.

Michael Dequina

Casts a poetic, otherworldly romantic spell.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Its compelling mix of trial movie, escape movie and unexpected fable ensures the film never feels draggy.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Seems to have less to do with lived moral dilemmas than with the smug piety of its makers.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

The story itself holds a sense of stark reality and raw emotions mixed with a sense of flight and fantasy.

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Kathy Cano Murillo
Arizona Republic

Heaven doesn't exactly reign on high, but it does make for a soul-searching experience.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A daunting task -- to realize the work of a dead master -- well done.

Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

For those who are open to a languorous meditation on love and justice, Heaven is a rewarding, if slightly labored, experience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Philippa: I don't want to escape punishment. I've killed four innocent people and I want to answer for that, but before I do, I want to kill him.… More
Randy Tippy
Blanchett and Ribisi have an uneasy chemistry that seems to work within the context of the story. An odd sort of film with texture and forgivable deficiencies.
Red Lats
Philippa is in a hopeless situation. The drug dealers who have supplied drugs to her husband and students are supported by the Italian police who are… More
Dean McKenna
Fantastic drama, mesmerizing performances and tight direction keep this film running in high gear. This is one of Cate Blanchett's most under-rated pieces… More
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone, Stefania Rocca, Alessandro Sperduti, Mattia Sbragia, Stefano Santospago, Alberto Di Stasio, Giovanni… More
Lady D'arbanville
This Itlian speaking film (with a small amount of English speaking) is a little slow moving, but has a very interesting story. Cate Blanchett of course (as… More