Idiots and Angels
Idiots and Angels (2010)

Animator Bill Plympton offers a moral fable with his own surreal touch in this dark comedy. Tough guy Angel wakes up one morning to discover his body has begun to match his name -- a pair of wings has sprouted from his back. Angel… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 8, 2010
DVD Release Date: June 27, 2011
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Holden
New York Times

The dystopia conjured by Idiots and Angels, Mr. Plympton's sixth and best animated feature, suggests Toulouse-Lautrec by way of Charles Bukowski.

Michael Posner
Globe and Mail

A dystopian commentary on humankind.

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Luke Y. Thompson
E! Online

...the punk rock of animated features: handmade, profane, challenging to the status quo, and occasionally ugly, yet groundbreaking.

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Eric Kohn

Now in his early sixties, Plympton has made his most accomplished feature...his characters resemble images in motion rather than full-on animations, as if a Looney Tunes cartoon made love to a Ralph Steadman sketch.

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Greg Quill
Toronto Star

Even without a word of dialogue, Plympton's dark fable about the almost unnatural redemption of a lost soul content in its damnation is easily understood, and neatly told.

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Kam Williams

A delightful yarn revolving around an age-old showdown between good and evil.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

In some respects, Idiots and Angels shows legendary independent animator Bill Plympton at the top of his game.

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Variety Staff

Good battles evil as a gun-running, booze-swilling, cigarette-puffing badass is dragged, kicking and screaming, toward salvation in Bill Plympton's slyly sardonic black comedy, his best animated feature to date.

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Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

Seldom has a black heart been served up so vividly.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A loathsome man who spends his days in a bar and enjoys squashing butterflies grows a pair of wings on his back that have a mind of their own. It features… More
Christopher Brown
Another excellent offering from the great Bill Plympton. This one is more serious than the other films I've seen from him (some might call it… More
Jesse Ortega
What a delightfully strange movie, and I do legitimately mean that as a compliment. It's impressive that Bill Plympton animated this movie completely on… More
Wu Chouin
Another decent surreal animation by Bill Plympton. Remarkably done without any dialogue.