The movie might have been more tense had it been a little more quiet. Neeson and Nesbitt, however, are so good that narrative hiccups never threaten to lose us... full review
So many movies set in Northern Ireland are about the Troubles that we might justifiably ask, why another? Five Minutes of Heaven is far from the best of the breed, but it does at least take a new tack. full review
Ultimately, Five Minutes of Heaven is stronger as a whole than its individual parts. full review
It's an original movie idea that feels written for the stage, all the more so since so much of our attention is diverted to admiring how the actors act, in roles with a high degree of technical difficulty. full review
Early scenes set up the tragedy, but the majority of Oliver Hirschbiegel's movie is set in a TV studio where the two eventually face each other, and the tension, unfortunately, quickly becomes stagey. full review
A feature-length talkathon built on a sketchy premise and strong star turns from Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt.
Powerhouse performances by Liam Neeson and James Nesbit make this an intense, ultimately moving tale. full review
The three parts never coalesce, even if they each have potential. full review
It is very good at stating the obvious but fails to bring new insight to this age-old morality tale.
Could benefit from a little less of the balanced historical context and a little more of the movie madness of Quentin Tarantino. full review