An Angel at My Table
An Angel at My Table (1990)

New Zealand poet Janet Frame is the subject of Jane Campion's biographical drama, which presents a poetically evocative look at the authoress' turbulent life. The film begins with a look at Frame's childhood, showing her as a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 20, 2005
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Engaging biopic of the shy and introverted New Zealand writer/poet Janet Frame.

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Chris Cabin

radiantly beautiful filmmaking

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

An Angel at My Table is, like many of Campion's films, a tale of the indomitability of the human spirit.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Campion's knack for solitary yet paradoxically epic scope nibbles off Laura Jones's bite-sized scene-sketches of loneliness and makes entire meals of them.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Anyone who can make a more than 2.5-hour biopic about a New Zealand writer feel as quick and fleet as this is clearly doing something extremely right.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A spiritually uplifting portrait of New Zealand poet and novelist Janet Frame.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Fascinating study of oversensitivity as future New Zealand poet laureate endures the slings and arrows of a unpoetic world bent on destroying poetry, or at… More
Michael S
Beautiful in every way.
John Ballantine
A good film...err...okay I have to admit that I can't remember seeing it. Come on!! I see half a gazillion movies!! I have a check next to this film on my… More