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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This spark-free film has no place to go on their resumes except under the heading of "Cringing Embarrassment." show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A glossy, stiff melodrama. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Catastrophically overdone. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Charlize Theron's Gilda in Head in the Clouds invites comparison to Rita Hayworth in 1946's "Gilda," which adds a touch of the ludicrous to this already strained material set in wartime France. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Unconvincing melodrama. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Charlize Theron is one of the few actresses equal to the role, bringing to it beauty, steel-edged repose, and mystery. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Townsend seemed to me ill-matched as a romantic hero: way too moony-eyed and mushy to cope with the likes of the towering Theron and torchy Cruz. show more

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    You might not think it would be easy to make a dull film about love, war and a bisexual threesome, but Head in the Clouds manages this task efficiently. show more

  • 50
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    An overlong melodrama-by-numbers. show more

  • 38
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    If you're up for a relentlessly overripe melodrama that takes place in movie-Europe as opposed to the real thing (the Parisian streetwalkers in berets are a good tip-off), by all means catch Head in the Clouds. show more

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