Angel (The Real Life of Angel Deverell)
Angel (The Real Life of Angel Deverell) (2007)

A destitute but determined young woman living in turn-of-the-century England ascends the social ranks after authoring a series of successful romantic novels in French writer/director François Ozon's first English-language feature.… More

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Rated: G
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 26, 2009
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An odd mix of period melo-drama and social satire, with lavish sets and costumes, but Angel never takes flight.

David Jenkins
Time Out

Ozon's film plays a difficult hand, never settling for all-out high kitsch or straight melodrama. One of the year's most charming failures.

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Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com

A film that's a total mess, but in kind of a beautiful way.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent

The French director François Ozon has taken Elizabeth Taylor's beadily satiric novel and transformed it into a droll and somewhat disturbing fantasia on the creative temperament.

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Mike Edwards
What Culture

The sumptuous visuals make it eminently watchable.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

With a surface like a trashy novel and the undercurrents of a social satire, Ozon's British period drama is a slightly odd mix, feeling both arch and astute at the same time.

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Sun Online

How director Francois Ozon received a Golden Berlin Bear nomination for this shoddy movie, The Sneak will never know.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Ozon films this saga with a straight face, but the overripe dialogue, dodgy back-projection and unrestrained acting all signal that he is smirking behind his hand.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

François Ozon is a Gallic Michael Winterbottom, if not in style then at least in his determination to do something different every time. As with Winterbottom, sometimes the result is great and sometimes not.

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David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

A less than heavenly time is guaranteed for anyone who parts with their hard-earned to watch this formulaic period film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
The background outdoor scenery was a joke. I seriously couldn't get passed that. Oh, and the sappiness of it all, too. I turned this off after an hour...
Lovable Misanthrope
This movie could have so much better, but that's not to say it was bad. If you accept the fact that this was filmed as if it were made in the past and come… More
Film Crazy
it gets two stars purely for sam neill who looks gorgeous as ever!! but this movie isnt for me!! the leading lady cant act for shit and gives the character… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Angel" starts in Edwardian England where young Angel(Romola Garai), daughter of a grocer(Jacqueline Tong), dreams of living in… More