Angels and Insects
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A 19th-century British naturalist falls in love with the beautiful daughter of a wealthy aristocrat, but he soon discovers that her family's perfect facade disguises unexpectedly grim secrets. Director and co-screenwriter Philip Haas's adaptation of A.S. Byatt's Morpho Eugenio eschews the usual gentility of Victorian period pieces in favor of subtle creepiness. The unsettling mood is emphasized by the film's detailed attention to its protagonist's scientific endeavors, which center on the study of insects and their behavior. In fact, it is his love of insects that brings… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A notch above the dry, analystic and tedious films that Philip Haas usually makes, largely due to acting of Kristin Scott Thomas and explicit sexuality."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"I enjoyed it, even if it creeped me out quite a bit."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Possibly the most boring film about incest ever."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"The problem with the film, was that it was tedious and had no emotional oomph."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Angels & Insects is a piercing drama about the mysteries of science and human passion."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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