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Based on 31 Reviews
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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    A mystical tale of two souls, joined in love but divided in society, seeking redemption and understanding before they pass to another plane. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Heaven is saved only by the power of an occasional hypnotic image. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Mr. Tykwer's hands the movie changes almost magically from drama to chase to romance. As it does so its moral weight lessens; by the end there is less than what first engaged the mind. What meets the eye, though, is unforgettable. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Odd, and awkward in places, but its lyricism and power stay with you. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Too bad Heaven creeps into town when it deserved more fanfare. Consider it buried treasure, a thriller for the art- house crowd. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The result is both engrossing and moving, a poem about a love that breaks barriers and passes understanding. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Poetic in its sadness, and Blanchett's performance confirms her power once again. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Tykwer doesn't aim for the heights of excitement and invention he reached in "Run Lola Run," but he blends an impressively varied palette of moods into an intriguingly unpredictable story that's never short of ideas. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    If Heaven doesn't quite achieve the transcendent power that Kieslowski might have attained, it comes close. One shot in particular, with the couple making love under a tree in silhouette, is a thing of quiet, sublime beauty that is eloquent in a way words never could be. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    It's maddeningly chowderheaded, simplistic, pretentious, and not a little silly. You can't take your eyes off it. show more

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