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City of Angels Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Glossy romance as an angel falls for a surgeon.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 22, 2010
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The movie's eerie, slightly menacing vision of black-clad angels lurking in the shadowy corners of unsuspecting lives is genuinely haunting.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

September 18, 2008


A good deal better than it has any right to be.

Full Review Source: Film4

September 18, 2008
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Strains to achieve the enchantingly sublime, but ends up sinking to the depressingly ridiculous.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 27, 2007
Emanuel Levy
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As a remake it's not as poetic as Wenders' masterpiece Wings of Desire, but it's supremely mounted (by ace lenser John Seale) and contains touching performances from Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan deviating from their respective screen images.

Full Review Source: Variety | Original Score: 3/4

June 1, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Funnier than Wenders' version, and it also succeeds in visualising LA as a magical city while dealing intelligently with the themes of mortality, sacrifice, free will, and the mixed blessings of the human condition.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

An emotionally uninvolving flick that attempts to play on the heart strings of the viewer and fails in its effort.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C-

April 9, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

City of Angels is the sort of compromised movie that could have been almost good, but decided to be a great big hit instead.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: C

January 2, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

City of Angels raises theological questions, albeit in a somewhat pedestrian manner, and makes them an integral part of its otherwise formulaic plot.

December 6, 2004
Dragan Antulov

Superb imagery can't compensate for deficiencies of Dana Steven's script and can't hide the formulaic nature of this film.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/10

June 2, 2004
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

This useless remake lacks the sheer ethereal beauty of the original Wings of Desire.

| Original Score: 2/5

October 6, 2003
Carlo Cavagna

Why would anyone remake Wim Wenders' masterpiece, Wings of Desire? Certainly not for artistic reasons.

| Original Score: C

August 11, 2003
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly

A thinking person's film for those who can't think.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

May 20, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

A beautiful film in many ways.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 8, 2003
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

Marries romance and faith in a love story as charming as a handmade valentine. It is so lovely to look at and so sincere in intent that its flaws don't matter much.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 3/4

October 15, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Walking out of the theater, I felt different. The film made me realize how wonderful life could be, how a thing as simple as wind on your face or the taste of a pear had value.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal

September 10, 2002
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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My face had been locked in that goofy, awestruck expression you experience only in Spielberg movies. City of Angels demonstrates the best kind of emotionally manipulative filmmaking.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 18, 2002
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Uma pequena pérola que faz jus ao filme no qual foi inspirada.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 5/5

May 31, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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A lovely oddity.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

April 12, 2002

I know a movie is good when I totally cease taking notes and then can find no adjectives to jot down. I was enthralled and yet not stupefied.

Full Review | Original Score: 5

October 24, 2001
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