Watch: Heaven Is for Real 2014 123movies, Full Movie Online – This is the story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son Colton’s extraordinary life-changing experience with the world. Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near-death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth – things he couldn’t possibly know. Todd and his family are challenged to examine the meaning of this remarkable event. The church turns on him and so does everyone who is close to him – including his wife..
Plot: The true story of the 4-year old son of a small-town pastor who, during emergency surgery, slips from consciousness and enters heaven. When he awakes, he recounts his experiences on the other side.
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|5.8/10 Votes: 27,375|
|51% | RottenTomatoes|
|47/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 654 Popularity: 25.288 | TMDB|
Loved the concept…
When it comes talking about heaven and hell, we just start ignoring the fact that they might exist. Everyone has heard about it, but nobody wants to believe in its existence. Well, I doubt myself. Sometimes, I want to believe in it but something always stops me from doing so. The movie talks about it, but it’s only from a Christian’s point of view.
I liked the concept of the movie. They don’t actually make us believe in the existence of heaven (or hell), but the good thing about the movie is that, they’ve kept an effort to show how the world would react when something extraordinary happens. Whatever, the story and the concept touched my heart. It would have been better if they had gone deeper than this. They could have taken the lines of Bible or so, in order to have a factual conversations.
Movie says, it’s based on a true story but when there’s talking about Jesus, it becomes a Christian’s story, not universal. It’s not a must watch movie but I would recommend it. I say, we’ve always watched Sci-Fi movies when we know they are not true, why don’t we give a try to some spiritual movies? For most of the people today, they would be only as true as the sci-fi. There’s no any magic in the story, just some story of miracles. What if it was ‘Your’ story? How would you make people believe in you encountering miracles?
While the movie may not be at it best, it’s not bad for a one time viewing. My rating would be 7 for the story, acting, dialogues and well, because it has some sort of influence to the society…
A Nice Family Drama, Not Even Remotely Preachy
Heaven Is for Real (1:39, PG) — borderline, 3rd string, original
You might be surprised that this film attracted an atheist activist like me. But I went to see it because — as part of my self-imposed obligation to catch EVERY science-fiction and fantasy movie that hits town so I can review them for my listserv and at SF cons — it looked like it might have some fantasy elements. I ended up classifying it as “borderline”, which is where I put movies that are not clearly SF or fantasy but might be if viewed from a certain angle. This one leaves it open to interpretation whether little 4-year-old Colton Burpo actually experienced a trip to heaven while he was unconscious on the operating table at death’s doorstep with a burst appendix.
The Burpos are presented as being among the nicest people you could ever hope to meet, and not in any “holier than thou” sense but as solid, down-to-Earth working folk, a kind, loving, and happy family. The dad, Todd Burpo, a part-time Protestant minister in Imperial, Kansas, is humble and declines the title “Reverend”, saying “Call me Todd” even to members of his own congregation. He wears a work shirt and sits in the pews with the other congregants while the church service is doing other things, like Bible readings or singing led by Todd’s wife Sonja.
The skeptical attitude is clearly articulated by several different characters in the film, including Todd Burpo himself, who’s obviously having trouble wrestling with and reacting to what his son has been saying about his brief sojourn in heaven. And the conclusion is not some grand revelation or depiction of the “real” heaven but rather an informal sermon in which Todd (well played by Greg Kinnear) talks thru his uncertainties and tells his fellow congregants that “on Earth as it is in heaven” means that we should each value the little bit of heaven we share when we appreciate the people who love us.
Frankly, an avowed humanist couldn’t have put it much better.
Still, there’s the obvious fact that little Colton has been drenched in religion for almost his entire waking life, and that such total immersion surely accounts for everything he claims to have seen. And the Burpos had been having serious financial difficulties, a not-so-subtle motive for playing Colton’s story for any financial benefit it might bring. Nor does the film stint from dramatizing those perfectly naturalistic explanations.
In short, if you were expecting a piece of pious propaganda, this isn’t it. It’s more like a nice, non-saccharine family drama with unusual subject matter, kind of along the lines of We Bought a Zoo. On my 9-point scale, it rates a 6.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Family
Director Randall Wallace
Writer Randall Wallace, Chris Parker, Todd Burpo
Actors Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 5 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix SDDS, Datasat, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Genesis HD Camera, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory ColorWorks, Culver City (CA), USA (digital intermediate), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, EC3 (dailies)
Film Length 2,725.75 m (6 reels)
Negative Format Video (HD)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), HDCAM SR (1080p/24) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema