Angel-A (2005)



Critic Consensus: The clunky dialogue and shallow characters fail to capitalize upon Angel-A's stunning, poetic cinematography.

Movie Info

A moralistic tale about a man, Andre, who gets a second chance in life when he meets Angela, a tall, femme fatale whom he saves from a suicide bid in the Seine River. The two spend a memorable summer night in nearly deserted Paris where Angela exposes herself as a true angel, sent down to save Andre from himself.

Rating: R (for language and some sexual content)
Genre: Romance, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Luc Besson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 20, 2007
Box Office: $39.2k
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as Angela

as Fanck's Bodyguard

as Chef des Malfrats

as Thug 2

as Angela's Mother

as US Orderly

as Policeman

as US Secretary

as Romanian Waiter

as St. Lazare Woman

as Angela's Client 1

as Head Thug

as Receptionist

as Angela's Client 2

as Sommelier

as Angela's Father
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Critic Reviews for Angel-A

All Critics (90) | Top Critics (35)

... a visually sumptuous, dramatically inert fable ...

Full Review… | July 26, 2007
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Familiar situations and trite dialogue give this movie the feel of something freeze-dried and reconstituted.

Full Review… | July 15, 2007
Top Critic

Besson's black-and-white angel fantasy is a weak homage to Wings of Desire, if that's what he was shooting for.

Full Review… | July 13, 2007
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Luc Besson returns to his roots in this delightful, funny and stylish fantasy. Shot in gloriously crisp black and white, it's also a bit of a throwback to the French New Wave for its technique and dazzling location vignettes across Paris.

Full Review… | June 22, 2007
Seattle Times
Top Critic

You desperately want the story, and the characters, to make some kind of emotional sense. This, however, does not happen.

Full Review… | June 21, 2007
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Counterfeit art-house chic writ large -- a French film that fails to produce the ineffable charms of the yesteryear movies it brazenly imitates.

Full Review… | June 21, 2007
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Angel-A


Not all Luc Besson's movies like me. But this one is great. I laugh like crazy. It's a comedy/drama very good told. it should be remembered as a classic even whe the critics think is so bad. Or may be that I just like corny and funny movies with good FX. Who knows!

Sergio Garcia

Super Reviewer


Weclome return for luc besson being you here a small and nicely crafed movie with to fine performances keeping the story moving.Shoot in Black and white and in paris this as a lot of chram there is'nt much going on but its the two leads that keeps the film alive and very watchable.Recommand to all luc besson fan .

Brian De Guelle

Super Reviewer

I liked it, good film. Reminded me of my times in Paris, and how such a romantic city it is. C'est La Vie. B&W, English subtitiles.

Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer

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