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Reviews: Heaven Is for Real (2014)

heaven_is_for_realReviews for this film from our members:

  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
    • Excerpt: An affecting, gentle, and illuminating portrait of childhood spirituality.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: it’s less about proving a point and more about finding ways to cope with ourselves when our faith is challenged
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Wallace uses the color blue, low angle shots and a syrupy score to invoke all things heavenly but his visualizations of Colton’s ‘trip’ are downright cheesy, especially the blue-green eyed Jesus who looks like an 80’s pop star wearing purple lace up Jellies.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Here is a strange movie about people of faith who seem to have a difficult time grasping one of the key tenets of their faith.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Sensitive, spiritual adaptation of Todd Burpo’s best-selling non-fiction book…
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Why aren’t people in this Church more exited? Regardless of your personal beliefs in the afterlife, it seems like this bestseller should have inspired a more uplifting tale.
  • [New – 5/30/14] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: You’d think any movie that an all-powerful deity had a hand in would be awesome, right? Turns out, not so much. There’s barely even a story here.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: The movie tells a story with a Christian message without embarrassing God. Unlike the awful God’s Not Dead, which pasted its message to your forehead with thumbtacks, here is a film with good acting, and a true mystery about the existence of the all-mighty. In that way, it plays less like a religious postcard and more like the kind of genial message movie the Jimmy Stewart use to make with Frank Capra.
Updated: June 10, 2015 — 10:24 pm

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