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The Edge of Heaven Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    85

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The best approach is to begin with the characters, because the wonderful, sad, touching The Edge of Heaven is more about its characters than about its story

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Ray Bennett

    The director, who also wrote the script, achieves a keen-eyed view of the Turkish expatriates in this film while sustaining his remarkable ability to make them universal.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    The Edge of Heaven is marked by a number of remarkable performances.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Mr. Akin's film is so full of life that it leaves you breathless.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Hopping from Germany to Turkey and back again, Akin is out to capture the ways that a globalized world can tear up our hearts, and repair them, too.

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