Angel Heart
Angel Heart (1987)

The time is the 1950s: seedy Brooklyn private eye Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke) is hired by shady Louis Cyphre (Robert De Niro) to locate a pop singer who reneged on a debt. Harry ventures into Harlem, the first step of a Heart of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 6, 1987
DVD Release Date: June 23, 1998
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tony Sokol
Den of Geek

[This genre] is especially satisfying for me because it mixes menace from two sources. There is no femme more fatale than Mr. Scratch. There is no noir darker than the promise of the pits of hell.

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Metaphysical and emotional anemia is an important tradition in cult horror/mystery, a category the daffy plot twists and crimson, incestuous excesses of Angel Heart sit quite cozily in.

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Christopher Null

feels awfully conventional on the whole

Richard Luck

The book's so good it deserves a better movie, but Rourke's performance is such that Angel Heart stands out from the necromancy movie crowd.

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Clint Morris

A hot little movie with even hotter performances

John Urbancich
Your Movies (

An underappreciated thriller with a sizzling Lisa Bonet to boot!

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Offbeat Faustian voodoo tale about the descent of a sleazy private detective into hell.

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Scott Weinberg

Seriously creepy bayou noir with more twists than you can shake a chicken bone at.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Este excepcional noir conta com maravilhosa fotografia, edição primorosa, roteiro envolvente e - o mais importante - uma atuação genial de Rourke, digna de Marlon Brando.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A spectacular thriller that knows how to blend noir and horror, with a beautiful cinematography, flawless editing, a fascinating plot that holds our attention… More
Kevin M. Williams
Altho the destination is apparent early on, nonetheless its the journey that makes this trip into steamy voodoo country enjoyable. See Mickey Roarke at the top… More
Alex roy
Psychological horror films are quite hard to pull off, but Angel; Heart on the other hand is a stunning achievement, a film that is so haunting, dark atmosphere… More
xGary Xx
Down at heel private eye Harry Angel is employed to track down an old time crooner and becomes embroiled in a world of black magic and murder. Allan… More
Clintus Maximus
I thoroughly enjoyed this film, though it was creepy enough to make my skin crawl. I sensed a palpable stench of death throughout the film. The acting was… More
David Ladd
What can I say but I love this film. Its one of my all time favorites. I will try to keep this as short and sweet as I can because I could just go on and on… More