Some Kind of Heaven

critic Reviews

, 91% 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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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Director Lance Oppenheim (who at 24 is a good half-century younger than his subjects) employs a straightforward, deadpan style that suits the material well, avoiding condescension or cutesy gimmicks...
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Once you arrive here, you may not want to leave.
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    Becca JamesChicago Reader
    Whether about the local grifter or a recent widow, each story is beautifully shot and allowed to unfold organically, enabling an authentic rumination on life and the relationships that sustain it.
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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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    Michael CalleriNiagara Gazette
    The interesting movie is directed by Lance Oppenheim, who chronicles organized fun.
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    Anne BrodieWhat She Said
    Fascinating.
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    Andrew ParkerThe Gate
    A film about human connection in a place where "the good life" can seem all together artificial and unnecessarily sanitized.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    The Villages retirement community might want to be a bubble removed from reality, but Some Kind of Heaven ultimately made a very safe and passably entertaining attempt to burst that bubble.
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