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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63

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

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

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

The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
Wallace made a lot of shrewd decisions to sock this movie home, but he can’t entirely overcome the dramatic thinness of the original...
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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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50

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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Not as good as the book.

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

Heaven is for Real!

By lindaparker45
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Awesome

By rocha313
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heaven is for real

By stylesbypam36
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By scooterwise
chick flick...

Wonderful

By nisforneemah
This is a wonderful movie, even if you aren't religious, it's beautiful and sweet....

Great movie!

By Irinagarnier
I was a little afraid when I was thinking of going to see this that it would be too "hollywooded" and that it would not be true to the story. We all saw how horrible those anti-christian morons...

Wonderful film

By Keowee
Wonderful family and faith film. Very well done account of the Burpo's story. Thought provoking. Well acted....

Heaven is for Real People

By hwemar
Though fictionalized, this movie stays true to the real people depicted and affected. Well worth the watch and the read....

Heart warming

By RockCity
This movie pulls at your heart strings. Having been in a similar situation myself this brought back memories from over 50 years ago. The kid did a marvelous job of acting. There are some things you...

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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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