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Fallen Angel Reviews

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January 17, 2017
Fallen Angel plays with the well-worn trope of the virgin / whore dichotomy, inverting to a certain degree the audience's expectations of female agency.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
October 23, 2007
The portrait of small-town loneliness and desperation is well and sharply drawn.
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
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
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
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
A sharp, small town melodrama.
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.
May 6, 2002
A follow-up film noir to the highly successful Laura.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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