South of Heaven

audience Reviews

, 47% Audience Score
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    South of Heaven 2021 (rental) is a "Coen" brothers style fiasco movie (Fargo) but played for tears not laughs. It doesn't really work as everyone is slightly miscast, the first half hour of the film is paced as slow melodrama, and the ricocheting level of reality/fantasy violence undercuts the story. The ending works although I would have likely "pulled back" further in time. A flawed film but not a complete waste of time if you see it on TV (2 1/2 stars out of 5). Do not confuse with the 2011 film of the same name or the 4th Slayer album.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    A wonderful movie! This movie is so touching and so surprising it stays with you for a few days after watching. Great acting by Both lead actor and actress. Great screen play directing and cinematography. Great rhythm and music. I hope it will be nominated for some big awards.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    It’s refreshing seeing a movie with different style and substance. Tired of the same old plot lines Hollywood churn out. Sudekis and Lilly shine and have chemistry.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    Promising start with an intriguing plot and strong casting, but the movie failed to take advantage of these and rapidly descended into B-movie terratory. There seemed to be a half-hearted attempt to turn the film into an action movie with the least realistic portrayal of gun use since Schwarzenegger's Commando. There was a ray of hope there would be a surreal Thelman and Lousie or David Lynch ending but we were even denied that. Shame of it is, Sudeikis is maturing into an actor of the calibre of Will Smith or Tom Hanks who can switch effortlessly between drama and comedy, but he won't get there if he continues working on movies like this.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    Sudeikis is a outstanding comedic actor, but his dramatic chops leave something to be desired in this messy crime/thriller that really loses its grip on the plot halfway though.