Where Angels Fear to Tread (1994)




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Set at the turn of the century, Where Angels Fear to Tread -- based on E.M. Forster's novel of the same name -- is about a rich, upper-class British woman (Helen Mirren) who marries a poor young Italian (Giovanni Guidelli) while on vacation in Tuscany. Her snobbish, class-conscious British family is outraged, and they attempt to bring her back to her native England. After she dies in childbirth, the family tries to gain custody of the child.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Sports & Fitness, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Tim Sullivan, Derek Granger, Charles Sturridge
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On DVD: Nov 7, 2006

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as Caroline Abbott

as Philip Herriton

as Harriet Herriton

as Lilia Herriton

as Gino Carella

as Mrs. Herriton

as Kingcroft

as Mr. Abbott

as Mrs. Theobald

as Hotel-Keeper

as Perfetta

as Spiridione

as Carriage Driver

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as Opera Singer

as Hooded Man

as Hotel Maid

as Girl in Cafe

as Gino's Baby
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Critic Reviews for Where Angels Fear to Tread

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | June 1, 1994
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | December 4, 2008
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Where Angels Fear to Tread

This was a pretty disappointing movie for me. It really just mimics and taps into the popularity of films like "A Room With A View", "The Importance of Being Eanrest", "Enchanted April" or even "The Painted Veil". Its mildly amusing, and pretty well acted, but that is about it. It always kind of surprises me to see Helena Bonham Carter is these type of roles. I realize they are what made her famous, but she is so much better as Marla in Fight Club, or as the Corpse Bride or the muderous Mrs. Lovett. As much as I would like too, I really cannot even say its worth watching; because its not.

Jake ....

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Disappointment! There are so many hidden themes that are waiting to burst out and lead the audience to question the differences between society, culture, truth, class, and passion, but whenever there's a built-up, the film just vaguely represented these messages and fail to make a connection to the book and interact with the audience. Great book, plot, scenary, and cast, but a waste of movie.

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