Fallen Angel Reviews

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
December 5, 2004
It lacks that desperation, doom, and paranoia. It's limp; it's just going through the motions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
For all of its acting wealth, Fallen Angel falls short of being a top flight whodunit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
March 10, 2006
Its subtle analysis of shadowy tropes proves both a continuation and a deepening of Preminger's use of moral ambiguity as a tool of human insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Don Willmott
July 5, 2006
Heck, you almost expect Mildred Pierce to show up at Pop's Diner to sell him some pies!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 6, 2002
A follow-up film noir to the highly successful Laura.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 23, 2007
The portrait of small-town loneliness and desperation is well and sharply drawn.

May 24, 2003
Worth watching for its fascinating view of the seamy underbelly of parochial life in post-war America.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
A sharp, small town melodrama.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 23, 2007
The overall mood, lighting, and pace of the film, nevertheless, are top, hardboiled film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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March 26, 2009
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