South of Heaven

critic Reviews

, 43% Rotten Tomatometer Score
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    Wigham is the only actor who seems to be having fun with the overwrought script; but he was born to play smarmy Southern creeps.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    South of Heaven's most meaningful moments are in the interplay between Lilly and Sudeikis as the star-crossed lovers with time most definitely not on their side... It's hard not to wish that there'd been more time with them.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    South of Heaven devolves into a rote thriller, with henchmen upon henchmen upon henchmen falling by the wayside until the inevitable showdown - which plays out in underwhelming fashion.
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    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com
    The film has its pleasures, but they come only in the moments where the unexpected happens.
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    Amy NicholsonNew York Times
    A Texas melodrama that's as convincing as a taxidermied jackalope
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    Craig D. LindseyAV Club
    Straight-faced and suspenseful at first, wacky and almost randomly nihilistic afterwards, South Of Heaven just doesn't know what it wants to be.
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    Starts out as a harmless, sleepy movie and then goes on a wild ride that is very entertaining.
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    Marie AsnerPhantom Tollbooth
    Jason Sudeikis takes the role of Jimmy and goes from calm and quiet to violent without changing the expression on his face.
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    Don ShanahanEvery Movie Has a Lesson
    Sure, affable nice guys will do extreme things when threatened, but going from a sweet and doting schlub to a one-shot-killing henchmen destroyer gets really implausible in a hurry.
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    Rosa ParraPress Play (KCRW)
    A one-dimensional look of the protagonists with no substance. I began watching and was waiting for it to end.
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