The Other Side of Heaven
The Other Side of Heaven (2001)

A young man from Idaho finds himself in a beautiful but dangerous land in the South Pacific as he follows his faith and tries to spread it to others in this adventure-drama, based on a true story. In 1953, John Groberg (Christopher Gorham)… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 14, 2001
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2003
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Other Side of Heaven preaches to the converted; others will likely consider it simplistic, even offensive, propaganda.

Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

Captures a breathtaking exotic landscape cluttered only by the smugness of its characters.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Handsome and sincere but slightly awkward in its combination of entertainment and evangelical boosterism.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

To call The Other Side of Heaven "appalling" would be to underestimate just how dangerous entertainments like it can be.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Your stomach for Heaven depends largely on your appetite for canned corn.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

OK movie of young Mormon missionary.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide

Its appeal will probably limited to LDS Church members and undemanding armchair tourists.

Melanie McFarland
Seattle Times

As exciting as all this exoticism might sound to the typical Pax viewer, the rest of us will be lulled into a coma.

Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Painfully earnest and painfully dull.

Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that this is a Mormon family movie, and a sappy, preachy one at that.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
What a great "story". It is quite remarkable how much down played the letters that John wrote home were. He was going through these huge dramas and… More
Andrew Fillmore
I thought it was okay. It bored me.
Curtis Lilly
Neat. I like Tonga.
Leo L
A personal favorite.
Dannielle Albert
I have a few complaints about the choices made on the storyboard, but it's a REALLY good movie.