Angels & Demons
Angels & Demons (2009)

Angels and Demons re-teams director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks for the sequel to their international blockbuster adaptation of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code. Although the book Angels and Demons was written before the novel The… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 24, 2009
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Angels and Demons is a fast-paced thrill ride, and an improvement on the last Dan Brown adaptation, but the storyline too often wavers between implausible and ridiculous, and does not translate effectively to the big screen.

Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com

Why are quality pros like Howard and Hanks involved in this enterprise? Do they need the money? Angels and Demons is sure to make plenty. But their artistic souls will do hard time in purgatory for it.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

We're left to wonder, who in the Vatican can really be trusted? And also, will Ron Howard continue to make movies about a character who comes alive on the page, but sputters on the big screen?

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

Angels & Demons is housewife-targeted holiday read nonsense, given a Hollywood spit 'n' shine and go-faster stripes by a once-burned, twice-shy director desperate to make amends.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

At one point Hanks can be glimpsed gasping for air, mid-endless-sentence. Has there ever been a flatter movie character played by a more innately likable star?

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David Denby
New Yorker

If these movies made any damned sense, the public response might be no more than a yawn.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

In many respects, Angels & Demons is a pretty straightforward terrorist-hostage film.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

This is not a good movie.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Angels and Demons is an OK action film, but only the humorless will find it heretical -- or educational.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

If The Da Vinci Code was characterized by people sitting at tables and talking, then this sequel-set film of the prequel book is characterized by people walking briskly and talking.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Good suspenseful thriller. At the end the Cardinals lines "'Religion is flawed because man is flawed.'' what a classic. . great story better… More
Melvin White
Cardinal Strauss: Religion is flawed because man is flawed. "They Have Come For Their Revenge" Angels & Demons is an interesting and… More
Daniel Perry
Much like the novel on which it's based (all of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon novels, in fact), if you can get through the first 10 per cent of the story… More
Christian C
It's just fun. Mindless fun. Nothing particularly good or bad about it.
Alex roy
Follow-Up to the Da Vinci Code is an average adaptation of a very good book. Now I preferred the book of course, and I was curious to see how this one would… More
Chris Weber
Just a tad better than The Da Vinci Code but not by much. The movie looks great, but the book is still far superior. The biggest change as far as this… More

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