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Fallen Angel Reviews

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TV Guide
October 23, 2007
The overall mood, lighting, and pace of the film, nevertheless, are top, hardboiled film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 23, 2007
The portrait of small-town loneliness and desperation is well and sharply drawn.
Don Willmott
July 5, 2006
Heck, you almost expect Mildred Pierce to show up at Pop's Diner to sell him some pies!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
For all of its acting wealth, Fallen Angel falls short of being a top flight whodunit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
March 10, 2006
Its subtle analysis of shadowy tropes proves both a continuation and a deepening of Preminger's use of moral ambiguity as a tool of human insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
A sharp, small town melodrama.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
December 5, 2004
It lacks that desperation, doom, and paranoia. It's limp; it's just going through the motions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

May 24, 2003
Worth watching for its fascinating view of the seamy underbelly of parochial life in post-war America.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 6, 2002
A follow-up film noir to the highly successful Laura.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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March 26, 2009
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