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      As It Is in Heaven

      2004 2h 10m Comedy Drama Music List
      83% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 91% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings After having a breakdown, a famous conductor (Michael Nyqvist) returns to his remote village and inspires a church choir. Read More Read Less

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      Amy Biancolli Houston Chronicle It tells its tale of love, community and redemption with soap-operatic mood swings and a true believer's faith in the transcendent powers of music. Rated: 3/4 Mar 6, 2009 Full Review Mario Tarradell Dallas Morning News As It Is in Heaven works best as a thematic piece of art. It's a statement on the ugliness of humanity and the power of music to wound, but then heal. Rated: B+ May 2, 2008 Full Review Sean Axmaker Turner Classic Movies Online ... splits the difference between heartwarming small town comedy of an outsider bonding with eccentric inhabitants and spiky drama of the insular town... Apr 11, 2010 Full Review Frank Swietek One Guy's Opinion Doesn't avoid all the pitfalls, [but] it plays things out quirkily enough to surprise and engage us. Rated: B May 21, 2008 Full Review James O'Ehley SA Movie & DVD Magazine Not a movie for cynics. Mar 13, 2007 Full Review Urban Cinefile Critics Urban Cinefile Some may find the melodramatic ending is unsuited to the film's tone, but might well forgive that one negative, given the many pluses. Nov 24, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      james e A surprising film. Wise, human and transcendent. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a great human story of love life , childhood trauma, wife troubles, and the contribution of Christianity to society. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Great film, many psychological insights, particularly the idea that a great artist may find it difficult to 'love' - an activity which is free and does not have the given script that a musician is used to. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the best movies I've ever seen. The power of music, the power of being true to yourself, and the power of love. And Michael Nyqvist is the best! So sad that he has passed away. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Deze is zo mooi dat ik vind dat iedereen m zou moeten kijken niet iedereen maar degenen die ik bedoel Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member This film suffers from what one may call a "spray the bullets" technique in that it tried to cram so many topical sub plots to be relevant to someone, anyone, that the entire effort sank in a preposterously forced and predictable melodrama. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis After having a breakdown, a famous conductor (Michael Nyqvist) returns to his remote village and inspires a church choir.
      Director
      Kay Pollak
      Producer
      Anders Birkeland, Göran Lindström
      Screenwriter
      Anders Nyberg, Ola Olsson, Carin Pollak, Kay Pollak, Margaretha Pollak
      Production Co
      Sonet Film AB
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama, Music
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Feb 2, 2010
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $10.1K
      Runtime
      2h 10m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR, DTS