Angel-A
Angel-A (2005)

A moralistic tale about a man, Andre, who gets a second chance in life when he meets Angela, a tall, femme fatale whom he saves from a suicide bid in the Seine River. The two spend a memorable summer night in nearly deserted Paris where… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The clunky dialogue and shallow characters fail to capitalize upon Angel-A's stunning, poetic cinematography.

Robert W. Butler
Arizona Republic

... a visually sumptuous, dramatically inert fable ...

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

Luc Besson returns to his roots in this delightful, funny and stylish fantasy. Shot in gloriously crisp black and white, it's also a bit of a throwback to the French New Wave for its technique and dazzling location vignettes across Paris.

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Jon Frosch
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Besson is clearly aiming for something like a fairy tale, but a work this forced and self-absorbed can only end up feeling terribly earthbound.

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Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com

Familiar situations and trite dialogue give this movie the feel of something freeze-dried and reconstituted.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

You desperately want the story, and the characters, to make some kind of emotional sense. This, however, does not happen.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A better grubby guy/hot chick fable than Knocked Up, certainly much more honest about its male-fantasy status

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Besson's black-and-white angel fantasy is a weak homage to Wings of Desire, if that's what he was shooting for.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Counterfeit art-house chic writ large -- a French film that fails to produce the ineffable charms of the yesteryear movies it brazenly imitates.

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Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com

Ultimately Angel-A never takes flight, weighted down by an overabundance of metaphysical clichés stolen from other films.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Sergio Garcia
Not all Luc Besson's movies like me. But this one is great. I laugh like crazy. It's a comedy/drama very good told. it should be remembered as a… More
Anthony Lawrie
A welcome return from Luc Besson the director. A well acted and beautifully filmed love story, although the story was slightly predictable and slightly flawed… More
Brian De Guelle
Weclome return for luc besson being you here a small and nicely crafed movie with to fine performances keeping the story moving.Shoot in Black and white and in… More
xGary Xx
When a downtrodden small timer tries to kill himself when faced with insurmountable debts, he meets his guardian angel in the form of a statuesque beauty.… More
Alexander Wilson
I liked it, good film. Reminded me of my times in Paris, and how such a romantic city it is. C'est La Vie. B&W, English subtitiles.
Lady D'arbanville
A film that progressively satisfies, the further you watch and is full of metaphorical value. Quirky, yet grounded (as much as a story about an Angel can… More

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