Heaven Is for Real Movie Reviews
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Heaven is for Real is an excellent movie. Non-violent, cutting edge subject, and a powerful message for Americans, this movie has everything good about it, and nothing bad. No, you don't see Miley with her tongue hanging out and devil horns on her head, as she likes to be perceived. Instead you see actors and actresses who do an excellent job representing the true-life travails of a Heartland American family who are dealing with real issues we all face.
In particular, the after-death experience of their four year old son who had a miraculous event occur while he was lying on his death-bed in the hospital during a surgery for a ruptured appendix. Greg Kinnear did an outstanding job as the father, a small business owner and part-time pastor at a small Christian church. His range is truly remarkable. The actress who played the mother did an incredible job, and you could actually feel how she felt throughout the movie, the highs and the lows.
I expect the atheists will pooh-pooh this movie like they always do, in a very unthinking way. They can't argue with the production quality or the acting, but they will still belittle it or try to make it less than it is. As a non-practicing protestant, I was thrilled by the movie and am thankful that movie-makers of Christian religious films may be understanding how they have to make movies more than Christians will see.
I can't recommend it highly enough for all to see.
I loved this movie! I laughed and I cried! I think the boy who protrade Colton should get an oscar award! First time ever in my life that I went to a movie and people clapped at the end - including me! Message of how healing love is definitely gets through! God is in control!
Very deep. Very well done. Sometimes Christian movies are done with subpar talent and subpar quality. Not this film. Very well done. If you are a Christian or someone who is unsure, this movie will please you. If you aren't a Christian and have no interest in Jesus, then you probably won't like this movie. Plain and simple. Brought my two young daughters (10 and 8) to see it. They liked it as well. You know it's a good movie when you find yourself thinking about it hours later.
Don't miss this movie...whatever you believe about Heaven. It is really well done, excellent acting - male and female rolls - the little boy (who experienced Heaven) is terrific. Directing is five star; the screenplay is perfect.
Recommend you don't go to see this movie looking for proof of Heaven; look to your own intelligence (which should tell you Heaven is the logical and perfect ending to the million plus wonders of the world we know)
My friend is very religious and even though I don’t share her faith, I went to see this film with her. I am usually not a fan of faith-based films, I feel that those films are usually really preachy and formulaic. Well, I thought that this movie was still preaching to the choir, however it tried to make the choir think a bit deeper about their faith, so I guess that’s a good thing. It was hard for me to get into this film because it was faith based, so I will try to be as unbiased as I can when writing about it. I liked that the makers of the film tried to make the audience think and it wasn’t a complete propaganda, however, one might say that all religion is propaganda. Anyway, I thought that the acting was pretty good and the story was alright. Overall, for Christians this film will be very appealing, for everyone else, well, I don’t recommend seeing it.
My mother is a very religious person and she considers it to be one of her life failings that I am an atheist. So, from time to time, I agree to see a faith-based film with her, it gives her a tiny bit of hope that I will suddenly see the light and turn myself to God. Anyway, I usually prepare myself for a miserable time of neverending preaching and melodrama, so I went into this film with very low expectations. Well, it was not as bad as usual, this film wasn’t too preachy and it actually challenged the audience to think deeper about what is being preached and why. My mother absolutely loved this film and I think she is going to see it more than once, so I conclude that Christians will eat this move up. Overall, for a faith-based film it wasn’t half bad, I still don’t think it is worth seeing on the big scree