Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel (1945)

This noir thriller is Otto Preminger's follow-up to his smash hit Laura, and while not quite up to the level of the previous film, it is still a pretty good, albeit convoluted, yarn. It all begins as a destitute press agent is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 7, 2006
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78%
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User Score
61%


Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The portrait of small-town loneliness and desperation is well and sharply drawn.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The overall mood, lighting, and pace of the film, nevertheless, are top, hardboiled film noir.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

It lacks that desperation, doom, and paranoia. It's limp; it's just going through the motions.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

For all of its acting wealth, Fallen Angel falls short of being a top flight whodunit.

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

Heck, you almost expect Mildred Pierce to show up at Pop's Diner to sell him some pies!

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Film4

Worth watching for its fascinating view of the seamy underbelly of parochial life in post-war America.

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Time Out

A sharp, small town melodrama.

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Its subtle analysis of shadowy tropes proves both a continuation and a deepening of Preminger's use of moral ambiguity as a tool of human insight.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A follow-up film noir to the highly successful Laura.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Doesn't quite stick to the noir playbook but a lot of this film is great - Dana Andrews is rock solid and Otto Preminger pulls some HOT camera moves.… More
AJ Verser
I loved this movie! Andrews and Faye and Darnell were so fantastic in the movie, and the story is exciting, suspenseful, and romantic. I highly recommend it.
Randy Tippy
Good performances but the storyline only works if you buy into the assumption that all men are powerless under the spell of Linda Darnell. Discount that and… More