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Heaven's Burning

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Another outback odyssey, direct-to-video pic Heaven’s Burning finds getaway driver Colin (Crowe) and Japanese tourist Midori (Kudoh) united by love and crime while fleeing the cops, a vengeful bank robber, and Midori’s husband. The duo’s slow-burning passion is remarkably believable thanks to performances that shimmer like hot asphalt. Crowe delivers prosaic lines (”The beach makes things better”) with the poetic intensity of a young Brando. B+