L'Empreinte de l'ange (Mark of an Angel)
L'Empreinte de l'ange (Mark of an Angel) (2008)

Tense French drama, based on a true story, about a divorcing woman who becomes obsessed with the life and family of a seven-year-old-girl. With her own life in flux, and facing a custody battle for her own son, the woman befriends the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 13, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 23, 2009
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Nebbou quietly marshals claustrophobia and tension without encroaching on more bombastic thriller territory.

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Kevin Maher
Sunday Times (UK)

It's smart, seductive stuff that taps the primal power of maternal grief.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

Director Safy Nebbou retains a tight control of pace and mood as nerves are strained and the truth becomes apparent.

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Kent Turner

In the proverbial perfect world, the highly prolific and award-winning French actress Catherine Frot would be as acclaimed on this side of the Atlantic as many of her compatriots.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

For 45 minutes, this smooth thriller is genuinely intriguing. But it then begins to unravel, ending up in an unsatisfactory manner.

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Philip De Semlyen
Empire Magazine

Unsettling drama with powerful central performances.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

With its subject matter, it could have easily delved into the depths of a TV movie of the week filled with melodramatics and distant characterizations.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard

Films like this - taut, expertly paced - are invariably dubbed Hitchcockian.

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James Mottram

A lot of effort is put into an intriguing first half by writer-director Nebbou. Unfortunately, this never quite pays off in the finale which fails to leave its mark on you.

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