Toronto Int'l Film Festival -
September 12, 2005
Sundance Film Festival - January
Göteborg Film Festival (Sweden) -
January 27-February 6
Cognac Film Festival (France) - April 9, 2006
Alba Regia Int'l Film Festival (Hungary) - May 31,
Karlovy Vary Film Festival (Czech Republic) - July
Adam Swimmer, Jam! Movies:
"A Little Trip To Heaven has a
noirish quality with a highly effective visual style... The entire cast
is solid but the film truly belongs to Whitaker as he slowly pieces
together the truth."
Box Office Magazine:
"A Little Trip to Heaven has all the usual film noir tropes like
the femme fatale, corrupt heroes and expedient bureaucrats (Peter
Coyote, in fine form)."
"It is a dark film, but visually very, very strong. Forest Whitaker and
Julia Stiles are starring in the movie, and they shine."
Jeremy Mathews, Film Threat:
"Icelandic writer/director Kormákur makes his English-language
debut with a stylish film that captures the bleak gloom of a desolate
town and contrasts it with a satire of insurance commercials that
concentrate on happy, sunny days—not the ones that require insurance.
The percussion-based soundtrack and solid performances add to the eerie
feel as our ignoble hero descends into a quiet hell, perhaps looking for
a way into heaven, perhaps simply trying to keep its premiums down."
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