Heaven Is For Real Synopsis
A little boy (Connor Corum) says that he visited heaven during a near-death experience.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
While Heaven Is for Real asks a lot of questions, it ultimately has no doubt whatsoever about the answers. Take it on faith or not at all.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
This company of actors pulls together and delivers a lot of punch to a pedestrian script inspired by quite an amazing tale.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A wide-eyed 4-year-old makes a fairly convincing case for the existence of an afterlife in Heaven is for Real. But it's Greg Kinnear — with...
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50

TheWrap

By Inkoo Kang
Wallace smartly leaves room for skeptics of Burpo's account to maintain their doubt; what matters most is that audiences understand the...
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50

The Wrap

By Inkoo Kang
Wallace smartly leaves room for skeptics of Burpo's account to maintain their doubt; what matters most is that audiences understand the...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

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The images of heaven somehow diminish the impact of the boy's experience, perhaps because heaven is just too profound for anyone to film.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Whatever the film’s other failings, it presents an incredible story with a credulous, approachable innocence that it to be envied, whether...
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A fine cast headed by the underrated Greg Kinnear lifts this year’s third major religious movie, the fact-inspired Heaven Is for Real,...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The movie is no religious fringe event. It’s from a major studio (Sony), with an Oscar-nominated star (Greg Kinnear), adapted for the screen...
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Written, directed and acted by Hollywood pros, Heaven Is For Real is a polished little movie with a hopeful message, but when it...
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Heaven is for Real!

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Not as good as the book.

By teamcoachwins
Do yourself a huge favor and read the book; the book is amazing!!!...

Awesome

By rocha313
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heaven is for real

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By scooterwise
chick flick...

GREAT and REAL MOVIE

By byharris
This movie really touched my inner GOD . The child was so astounding and understandable and it was definitely based on the word of GOD . A TRUE MUST SEE and a great family movie for all times of the...

Touching

By dgehris
A touching, well-acted movie....

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Not bad, but the trailer shows much of the film.

By Squirrel Dude
As for all the Christian type of movies being currently released, "Heaven Is For Real" is not bad (much better than one of this genre that's also being shown). It's not great because, it was a bit...

Yawn!

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Rated PG | For thematic material including some medical situations, and for brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Extremely earnest drama explores issues of family and faith.
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