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Angela's Ashes Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

A tedious, vastly disappointing film that does not do justice to the wonderful and touching book upon which it is based.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C

March 17, 2011
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Sometimes humorous and wholly inspiring tale.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

October 14, 2007
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

I enjoyed the relentless gloomy realism, the refusal to put a happy face on McCourt's miserable childhood.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 23, 2007
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Misses the mark as an exceptional drama yet manages to vividly convey the soul-shattering effects of poverty.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

August 21, 2002
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Like bread without yeast, 'Angela's Ashes' minus the author's wit can't rise to meet expectations.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

August 2, 2002
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine

A dreary, ultimately punishing adaptation of Frank McCourt's memoir, where every other scene has somebody either getting sick, puking or dying.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: C-

July 2, 2002

I am pleased to announce that this film is a fine, a beautiful presentation of a painful story.

Full Review | Original Score: 5

June 14, 2001

Alan Parker logra uno de sus mejores trabajos en lo que es un tributo al espíritu humano que ofrece lo mejor de sí en medio de las peores adversidades

Full Review Source: Moviola | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 14, 2001
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a long, exhausting, almost completely humorless chronicle of misery, shame, and hardship

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2/4

February 27, 2001
James Brundage
Filmcritic.com

It feels like it is going nowhere very slowly.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Parker has gotten the dreariness of the material right, but he can't really give us a reason to care about the film's characters.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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For all its fidelity to the spirit and, in extended passages, to the letter of McCourt's book, however, Parker's film falls short.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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The film is too often trapped in its own reverence and solemnity.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
At the Movies
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Lacking a heart.

Full Review Source: At the Movies | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Mark Ramsey
MovieJuice!

Like a good potato, Angela's Ashes is heavy on the starch and light on the protein.

Full Review Source: MovieJuice!

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Angela's Ashes is the soggiest dud of all the major holiday releases.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

January 1, 2000
Amy Taubin
Village Voice
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The film lacks development and dramatic coherence.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

I'm not sorry I saw it, but I wouldn't see it again.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C+

January 1, 2000
Peter Brunette
Film.com
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I'm sure the producers of Angela's Ashes meant well, but they got the wrong guy to direct it.

| Original Score: 3/10

January 1, 2000
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Angela's Ashes doesn't work as entertainment, and since it doesn't cure anything, it can't qualify as medicine, either.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
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