Angela's Ashes Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
Lacking a heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 1, 2000
I'm not sorry I saw it, but I wouldn't see it again.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 1, 2000
Mostly misses the humor, lyricism and emotional charge of Frank McCourt's magical and magnificent memoir.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 1, 2000
Faithful to the letter of McCourt's book but miss the spirit entirely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Brunette
Film.com
January 1, 2000
I'm sure the producers of Angela's Ashes meant well, but they got the wrong guy to direct it.
| Original Score: 3/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
And if misery per se were an interesting topic, this adaptation of Frank McCourt's book might be too.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Like bread without yeast, 'Angela's Ashes' minus the author's wit can't rise to meet expectations.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Angela's Ashes doesn't work as entertainment, and since it doesn't cure anything, it can't qualify as medicine, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
The script by Parker and Laura Jones also borrows massive chunks of McCourt's narration, in voice-over style, but the result is constantly to tell us rather than show us, or worse, tell us what we've already been shown.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
January 1, 2000
Visually immaculate but unaffecting.
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
Mac Verstandig
Moviereviews.org
January 1, 2000
The two and a half hour duration goes at the rate of a Leslie Nielson death scene.
Mac Verstandig
Stage Newspaper
January 1, 2000
The two and a half hour duration goes at the rate of a Leslie Nielson death scene.
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine
July 2, 2002
A dreary, ultimately punishing adaptation of Frank McCourt's memoir, where every other scene has somebody either getting sick, puking or dying.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Scott Von Doviak
culturevulture.net
January 1, 2000
The movie makes the odd and ultimately fatal mistake of leaving McCourt out of his own story.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
a long, exhausting, almost completely humorless chronicle of misery, shame, and hardship
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The film isn't wrenching enough to do it justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
Too much of it is admirable without necessarily being engaging, serving as a mere litany of childhood miseries.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
The story of Frank McCourt's triumph makes it to the screen intact. It's the lyricism, the heartbeat, that seem to be missing.
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Angela's Ashes is the soggiest dud of all the major holiday releases.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
January 10, 2003
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
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Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
February 14, 2001
Nick Roddick
Sight and Sound
April 17, 2001
Jim Ridley
Nashville Scene
January 1, 2000
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Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007

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