Angel of Evil
Angel of Evil (2011)

Director Michele Placido and actor Kim Rossi Stuart team up to tell the tale of notorious Italian outlaw Renato Vallanzasca, whose penchant for bold crimes, daring prison breaks, and extravagant showmanship transformed him into an… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 17, 2011
DVD Release Date: September 27, 2011
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
V.A. Musetto
New York Post

What is missing is any sort of psychological insight. Just what made Renato run? You won't find out here.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

As a tale of squabbling gangsters and prison intrigues, "Angel of Evil" is ordinary.

Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Not to indulge in cliché, but given that Rossi Stuart penned the script with five other writers, it probably shouldn't be a surprise that so many cooks created a meal that's all sauce and no spaghetti.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

To borrow Robert Evans's famous quotation about "The Godfather," you can smell the spaghetti, but less sauce might have helped.

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

You can all but feel the checklist being marked off, and the viewer is never really drawn into the world or made to care what's happening.

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Alistair Harkness

The film, like all gangster movies, gets off on glamour and guns, which initially makes it a thrill to watch...

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Gangster clichés fly like submachine gun bullets in the Italian crime biopic "Angel of Evil," a restless and hollow rundown of '70s criminal Renato Vallanzasca.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

Terrible orch-rock soundtrack aside, it makes for an engrossing if hollow romp.

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Philip French

Surprisingly poor on the larger social context.

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Daniel Parsons
Stylish, thrilling true-crime film based on the story of Italian mobster Renato Vallanzasca. Charismatically played by the superb Kim Rossi Stuart, there's… More