A Rumor of Angels
A Rumor of Angels (2000)

Twelve-year-old James (Trevor Morgan) is haunted by the car crash that claimed his mother's life two years earlier. Estranged from his father (Ray Liotta) and nurturing a deep hatred of his stepmother (Catherine McCormack), James is… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 1, 2000
DVD Release Date: June 25, 2002
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

This cloying, voices-from-the-other-side story is hell.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

A spiritual exploration of sorts, offering a message of hope that resonates.

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Emanuel Levy

A soft, overly familiar coming of age tale, though in small, eccentric role Vanessa Redgrave is good.

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Wendy Lee
Village Voice

The film's darker moments become smoothed over by an overwhelming need to tender inspirational tidings, especially in the last few cloying moments.

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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

The screenplay by James Eric, James Horton and director Peter O'Fallon ... is so pat it makes your teeth hurt.

Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International

For those with an aversion to such sentimentality, especially when associated with the spirit world, Vanessa Redgrave is still reason enough to see A Rumor of Angels.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

There are times when A Rumor of Angels plays like an extended episode of Touched by an Angel -- a little too much dancing, a few too many weeping scenes -- but I liked its heart and its spirit.

John Moore
Denver Post

Denver should not get the first and last look at one of the most triumphant performances of Vanessa Redgrave's career. It deserves to be seen everywhere.

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Michael Dequina

Given the fact that virtually no one is bound to show up at theatres for it, the project should have been made for the tube.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
A difficult movie to watch. All the characters deal with death in their own ways. Is there hope?
Cynthia S.
A very touching story. Top notch actors. Oh boy did I wanna cry at the end!
jay nixon
Vanessa Redgrave is vivid and touching as always. She alone raises this out of the ordinary, the rest of the cast is okay if a bit ill defined and there is a… More