Angel of Evil (2011)

Angel of Evil



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Movie Info

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 underworld celebrity in the 1970s. Vallanzasca was just nine years old when he and a group of mischievous friends snuck into a local circus to free a tiger, but that fateful day marked the beginning of a spectacular criminal career. Subsequently sent to a juvenile … More

Rating: R (for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some sexual content, nudity and drug use)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Andrea Leanza, Kim Rossi Stuart, Carlo Bonini, Toni Trupia, Antonella D'Agostino
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 27, 2011
20th Century Fox - Official Site


as Renato Vallanzasca

as Antonella D'Agostino

as Consuelo

as Francis Turatello

as Fausto

as Nicoletta

as Renato's Father

as Renato's Mother
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Critic Reviews for Angel of Evil

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (6)

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

Full Review… | June 17, 2011
New York Post
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To borrow Robert Evans's famous quotation about "The Godfather," you can smell the spaghetti, but less sauce might have helped.

Full Review… | June 16, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 16, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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As a tale of squabbling gangsters and prison intrigues, "Angel of Evil" is ordinary.

Full Review… | June 16, 2011
Seattle Times
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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.

Full Review… | June 14, 2011
Village Voice
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Terrible orch-rock soundtrack aside, it makes for an engrossing if hollow romp.

Full Review… | May 25, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Angel of Evil

Stylish, thrilling true-crime film based on the story of Italian mobster Renato Vallanzasca. Charismatically played by the superb Kim Rossi Stuart, there's validity in the argument that the film glamourises, sometimes even approves of his crimes. But there's real technical skill in front and behind of the camera and as a piece of cinema it's quite something.

Daniel Parsons

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