"Those nostalgic for the fond portraits of eccentric Americana in Errol Morris' early work - and pretty much everyone else - will be delighted by 'Some Kind of Heaven.'"
— Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Some Kind of Heaven is a solid feature debut from a bright young filmmaker who, despite his age, is able to expand our understanding of the complicated lives of older Americans."
— Beandrea July, Hollywood Reporter
"Oppenheimer snoops around and finds a fount of cinematic gold, without once resorting to ageist tropes. "Heaven" is about how, even in twilight years, many of us still haven't found what we're looking for."
— Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News
"Some Kind of Heaven effortlessly blends humor and pathos into a memorable and at times unsettling study on where life's trajectory might land us, and that is a concept that deserves more than mild contemplation."
— Josh Kupecki, Austin Chronicle
"Oppenheim relishes in the strange beauty of their lives with Rockwellian precision, and the bigger picture remains elusive throughout. Look closer, however, and the movie makes a sobering point, whether or not Oppenheim intended it."
— Eric Kohn, indieWire
"But the film deepens and grows more thoughtful — and, yes, sad — as its spotlight on the need for human connection — at any age — comes into focus. The stories of the four people at its center show Villagers to be more than statistics."
— Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"As documentary film locations go, The Villages is obscenely rich in terms of character and color, which [Director] Oppenheim explores from the outset via his locked-down tripod’s deadpan gazes at old folks in vast antiseptic suburban locales, doing everything from tai chi and cheerleading to golf cart synchronization."
— Eric Hynes, Film Comment