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      Heaven Knows What

      R Released May 29, 2015 1h 35m Drama List
      87% Tomatometer 71 Reviews 66% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings A young heroin addict (Arielle Holmes) roams the streets of New York to panhandle and get her next fix, while her unstable boyfriend (Caleb Landry Jones) drifts in and out of her life at random. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Grueling and rewarding in equal measure, Heaven Knows What hits hard -- and serves as a powerful calling card for its captivating star, Arielle Holmes.

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      Wendy Ide Observer (UK) There's an acrid authenticity to this portrait of the lives of homeless junkies in New York that seeps, pore-deep, into the viewer. Rated: 3/5 May 1, 2016 Full Review Mike McCahill Guardian Cautiously recommended. Rated: 3/5 Apr 28, 2016 Full Review David Jenkins Little White Lies Lasts 90 minutes, but you could happily spend hours in the dangerous company of Harley. Rated: 4/5 Apr 28, 2016 Full Review Jordan M. Smith IONCINEMA.com Such an open-hearted, rawly bellicose realization of addiction has only been graced on celluloid but a handful of times, making the Safdie's film a new exemplar of narcotic cinema for the ages. Rated: 4.5/5 Oct 21, 2020 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Upsetting indie heroin addiction film, that proves to be a fascinating watch. Rated: B+ Jul 12, 2019 Full Review Morgan Rojas Cinemacy Sean Price Williams's cinematography is lofty and dreamlike, a beautiful juxtaposition to the actual bleak events taking place onscreen. Nov 9, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Alec B What's shocking isn't the violence, drug use, or how the characters suffer, it's how authentic all those things feel. I'm not sure I could ever bring myself to revisit this film, but I appreciate that something this raw exists. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/14/23 Full Review Tyler H None of the characters were likeable or relatable in any way. Bad isn't even the right word for the plot. There was no plot. Nothing really changed from the beginning to the end other than one death scene, that in the end didn't even seem to matter. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member 86/100 ------------- Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member In the world of the drug addict, trivial matters take precedence. A pretty brutal examination of lost characters cut adrift from society. Initially you may be wowed by the visual style, or even put off by it, but once the protagonist's journey begins, you will get sucked in like blood getting pulled back into a hypodermic. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review jaime h Hardcore and brilliant. And incredibly accurate depiction of heroin addiction and street life. Superb acting and directing. The Safdie Brothers are the freshest, most interesting, best filmmaking team to come on the scene since the Cohen Brothers. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review jed i 5.7/10 — "Mediocre"/"Passable" Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A young heroin addict (Arielle Holmes) roams the streets of New York to panhandle and get her next fix, while her unstable boyfriend (Caleb Landry Jones) drifts in and out of her life at random.
      Director
      Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie
      Producer
      Oscar Boyson, Sebastian Bear-McClard
      Screenwriter
      Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie
      Distributor
      Radius TWC
      Production Co
      Iconoclast
      Rating
      R (Graphic Nudity|Drug Use Throughout|Disturbing and Violent Images|Pervasive Language|Sexuality)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 29, 2015, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 15, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $79.1K
      Runtime
      1h 35m
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