SPOILER ALERTS IN THIS REVIEW: I don't know where the negative reviewer got "kid talking and banging his toy," but that didn't happen in the movie. I have to say that I was influenced by his review, but after seeing several people go into the theater to see this movie, I decided it was worth the risk. By the title alone, you know it is a somewhat religious movie. Spoiler Alert: Does he die in the movie, yes. Does he come back, yes. This premise is already out there, but I thought I'd list it as SA anyway. The movie was very thought provoking. It also, for those who have <more>
gone through a lengthy stay in the hospital, well, you will be revisiting that experience. For those of us who haven't, it is enlightening as to the struggle one must go through. How it affects your life and that of your family. Spoiler Alert: The main character does give you his glimpse of Heaven and speaks about it openly towards the end of the movie. I found the movie fascinating and the characters believable. I enjoyed the movie. I briefly spoke to a woman outside the theater and she said that she had met the author and subject of the movie. I'm quoting her, "I met him. Shortly after the movie was completed he came down to Florida and had a 4 day, evening revival. I attended it and in it he explained the things you have to do between life and Heaven. It was wonderful." Now that was interesting. Go see the movie if you believe in God and Heaven, it moves slow, there is very little action, but I think you, too, will enjoy it.
Really good movie about Faith, Endurance during hardship, Love, and Compassion! (by crystals_zoo)
I've read the book "90 minutes in heaven" when it first came out and was glad when they finally made the movie! This is about a pastor who was involved in an accident and was declared dead for at least 90 minutes. What happened next was a journey of pain and discovery, through faith and love of family and friends and many others who prayed for God to move in a miraculous way! We don't always understand why we go through incredible pain and loss, but when we trust in the God who knows every thing, we can witness how He works it all out for His Glory. I really liked this movie <more>
and hope more true life movies about faith during difficult times will come out after this one!!! True Christians get it, even if the rest of the world does not. Thank you for making this movie and thanks to the Piper family for sharing their experiences with the rest of us.
An amazing movie and a must see for all religious people. (by maxfom)
The movie in my opinion was very inspiring. Don Piper told his story of what he went through and why God made him go through it. The movie was very well put together and expressed. I would recommend everyone to see this for themselves and share this with their friends and family. I'd hope that if you see this, that you would learn something from it as I did. I could compare this movie with the film called 'Heaven is for Real' as that had a similar story. They both talk about Heaven and have a clear message.For those who are saying that the movie is not all about what was in Heaven <more>
and what happened in those 90 minutes and for that reason should not be called '90 Minutes in Heaven', just remember that the movie was about a whole lot more than just that. I myself consider myself as a Christian and for me this movie really helped me answer questions I had about this topic Heaven .
No meta-monsters tearing through buildings, ripping apart bridges, burning everything here and there. This is an accurate depiction of the pain and horror 1000s suffer weekly in accidents just in the USA, much less the globe. What is tough, putting one's self in the role of the damaged man who has seen, paraphrasing Dr Martin Luther King, "The glory of the Lord." That he didn't want to immediately suffer the horrendous pain after experiencing the Afterlife is not a unique story. Others have told it, just not this well. Suffering with him, his wife, the kids, the parents, <more>
members of his community, shows the damage such a wreck hoists on the unsuspecting shoulders of each. It can be tedious to heal. This is real life, not a 30-minute sitcom. Nobody asked for this 34 operations and four months lying in a hospital bed. The support of others helping his recovery, his realization that others might just have it tougher in hospital rooms on his floor, all of these things come together for a warm, heartfelt realization of what may be the biggest lesson in this true story: Love is the key, key to living, key to healing, key to leading others to the opportunity ultimately that will be available to all. Not just 90 minutes in a paradise of understanding, but time measured in terms I find difficult to grasp. He was brought back here to share that taste he had through this crippling experience. We are all better for it regardless of one's taste in film.
90 Minutes in Heaven is a very inspirational movie (by tavm)
Hayden Christensen is Don Piper, a preacher who gets into a vehicle accident and seems dead when he's checked by authorities. Kate Bosworth as his wife Eva, who has to take care of him while he tries to recuperate. I'll stop there and just say this was quite an inspirational true story depicted on screen that I watched with my movie theatre-working friend. We both were very touched by what was happening and the scene where Don tells Eva about his experiences in Heaven was perhaps the most touching of those scenes. My favorite scene has Don's teenage daughter asking him to dance <more>
with her despite his struggles with his recovery and he just holds on to her while Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance" plays on the soundtrack. So on that note, 90 Minutes in Heaven is highly recommended.
Definitely worth finding a theatre showing this one (by racliff)
Interestingly, albeit not surprising, the two largest cities of our area are not even showing '90 Minutes in Heaven'. We attended the movie having little idea what to expect. We are not frequent theatre attendees, generally limiting are visit to visually impressive block-busters, like Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode III.This is a movie one will either enjoy or will not, and I expect you would know this before you even get there. Don Piper is a Texas Baptist minister who wrote an autobiographical story about his life and death experience; a truck crushes <more>
over his car while he is driving over a bridge. The movie begins with this tragedy, takes us back somewhat in his life to set the stage for the story, and carries us through the period of recovery for he and his family.His time in Heaven is part of who he is and what he has been through, but is not the focus of the movie. I felt this is a story about family, and possibly a story about any family. As you proceed through your own decades you will experience tragedy, either directly or indirectly. When this movie was over I was left with the basic thought that everyone has, or will have, the opportunity to put a hand on the shoulder of someone and make a difference in their life.I have suffered the loss of many family members, though mostly through illness and natural causes. I have been hospitalized on a number of occasions, but not the duration presented to us on Don Piper's recovery. I have suffered pain at an overwhelming level, but not for days upon days. I have watched my wife suffer on my behalf as I have endured these things. This movie resonates many emotions for the many normal people struggling and surviving through life.'90 Minutes in Heaven' may be more meaningful to those who are people of faith, but this is a story that can benefit every family. The hospital scenes feel a little too drawn out at times, but when you are confined to a hospital day-after-day that is exactly how it feels. I felt the dialogue was a little forced, but that may well be having a pastoral tone of Mr. Piper's story, or possibly what people are like from Georgia where of the movie was produced or people from Texas where the setting is . Hayden Christensen gives a strong performance, which may be under appreciated by those who have never experienced severe physical pain. Kate Bosworth is terrific as Eva Piper and carries us well through this story.I recommend this movie. If you want to bash stories about people experiencing Heaven, don't both watching this. For most families, this is a movie worth travelling to a theatre showing it, and then think to yourself about who you can impact with your life experiences.
Why the hate? Swap Christianity with the Force and this would get 10 stars. (by LordIsMyShepherd)
Hi all,After seeing 4.4 stars I was very close to passing on this movie. I'm glad I didn't. I'm a Christian and I very much enjoyed the raw human truths and emotions that were displayed in this movie.The movie was a faithful adaptation of the book, but I think it could have done a better job of explaining why Don was so standoffish. The book gives a better explanation on why Don has shut down. In essence, heaven is such a wonderful place to him that he becomes apathetic to the world around him. Don wants to die and doesn't understand why he has to go through the immense pain <more>
only to relive in a colorless world.That being said, Hayden did a great job. I was surprised considering the poor reviews.