Falling Angels
Falling Angels (2005)

Canadian filmmaker Scott Smith directs the black comedy Falling Angels, based on the novel by Barbara Gowdy and adapted for the screen by poet and author Esta Spalding. Set in the late '60s and filmed on-location in Saskatchewan, this… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 18, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 1, 2005
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Booth
Denver Post

So many reasons to see the darkly hopeful Canadian film Falling Angels -- a terrific unknown cast showcased in subtle close-ups, and a quirky literary script largely free of cliche.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

What offends most is the patina of smugness that seeps through every frame.

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Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

Falling Angels may be rough at times but it has so much going for it, from content to performance, that it demands to be seen, appreciated and talked about.

Marta Barber
Miami Herald

It's the attention to small details that makes the characters so believable, especially in the way Smith delivers their sentiments: in quiet, personal moments.

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Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine

There's little intelligence or realism evident on screen.

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Dennis Harvey

Deftly balances elements of pathos, humor and the grotesque while maintaining a low-key tenor.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...surprisingly moving and emotional.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
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Funny? There is nothing funny about this. Where to begin? Incredible story of loss, mental illness, and family dysfunction. That last term seems inadequate… More

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