Some Kind of Heaven

critic Reviews

, 90% 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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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Once you arrive here, you may not want to leave.
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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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    Tom MeekCambridge Day
    It's a Day-Glo exposé of loneliness, desperation and hope in the green garden of paradise as the clock ticks down.
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    Dennis Harvey48 Hills
    While maintaining a colorful, humorous tone, Oppenheim focuses on several protagonists who aren't ideal fits...
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    Loren KingNewport This Week (RI)
    The impressive debut from director Lance Oppenheim... looks at The Villages, a sprawling planned retirement community in Central Florida, about 45 miles from Orlando, and finds the surreal and the strange as well as the humor and poignancy.
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    Robin CliffordReeling Reviews
    Oppenheim and his documentary team do an excellent job in showcasing the community and its many benefits. It also shows that "heaven" is in the eye of the beholder.
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