Angels and Insects
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This unusual adult drama puts the class structures of Victorian England under a microscope with an almost literary use of metaphors and incidental details. Entomologist William Adamson (Mark Rylance) loses everything, including his precious insect collection, in a shipwreck, and is taken in by the wealthy Reverend Alabaster (Jeremy Kemp), himself a would-be researcher in the insect world. William soon begins his research anew, aided by Alabaster relative Matty Crompton (Kristin Scott Thomas), while wooing and eventually winning the hand of Alabaster's strange daughter, Eugenia (Patsy… More
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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