Some Kind of Heaven

critic Reviews

, 88% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Some Kind of Heaven could have gone deeper into its subject, but it remains a breezily entertaining look at some interesting people.
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    David FearRolling Stone
    Oppenheim doesn't want to bury or praise these folks indulging in senior-citizen hedonism; he's more interested in making queasy art out of the communal hangover.
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    Peter RainerFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    One of those documentaries that has a great subject, but doesn't really know what to do with it.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    All that psychological stuff was very interesting. But the point that I really walked away with was that in this community, every man in this community seemed to act like a crazy teenager.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    Sometimes it's poignant, other times it's chilling, sometimes just depressing... I just wanted to know more details than were explored here.
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    Gary GoldsteinLos Angeles Times
    [D]espite its merits, this wry look at several beleaguered senior citizens living in the world's largest retirement community - Central Florida's the Villages - is often undercut by this telescoped approach.
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    A.A. DowdAV Club
    It's like a movie set the size of Manhattan-a Hollywood facsimile of the midcentury high life you can actually move into.
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    Pete HammondDeadline Hollywood Daily
    Darren Aronofsky-produced documentary is remarkable look at life in Florida's fake utopia.
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    Deirdre CrimminsC-Ville (VA)
    It chooses which facets of this niche world to show you through remarkable access to the residents, and with a guiding hand that asks you to draw your own conclusions.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    For all the promise of a "New York Times Presents" documentary, "Heaven" isn't exactly an infomercial, but it's not much deeper than that.
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    Toba Singerculturevulture.net
    In the unlikely event that there's an overabundance of merriment in your life under COVID, and nobody in your pod is complaining enough, you might want to see "Some Kind of Heaven.
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