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Angels & Demons Reviews

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Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
May 15, 2009
The Da Vinci Code, while not a great movie by a stretch, was better and actually offered some interesting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
Angels & Demons isn't the complete shambles a lot of people wanted it to be. But then that probably isn't the greatest endorsement either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 14, 2009
Much easier to sit through than the stultifying THE DAVINCI CODE. In fact, the pace could almost be considered breakneck, especially for a movie where someone is always stopping to deliver a lecture on history, art or symbology.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
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James Berardinelli
May 14, 2009
This movie takes preposterousness to new levels; there are times when the proceedings become so ludicrous that one is tempted to laugh aloud at the sheer audacity of the plotting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
May 15, 2009
Howard seems to count on audience goodwill toward Hanks carrying over to Langdon, filling in the hero's many blanks.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 14, 2009
Still, even if the whodunit aspect of Angels would barely pass muster on Scooby-Doo, this Ron Howard-directed sequel is less howlingly moronic than its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
May 29, 2009
At one point Hanks can be glimpsed gasping for air, mid-endless-sentence. Has there ever been a flatter movie character played by a more innately likable star?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 14, 2009
An odd kind of a slog that manages to keep you partially engaged, even at its most esoteric or absurd, despite an endlessly excitable choir and Hans Zimmer's pitiless score.
Julian Roman
May 14, 2009
Too many astonishingly obscure variables fall into place for this film to be believed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
May 14, 2009
Heavier on demons than angels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
May 18, 2009
Makes a better book than a movie
Read More | Original Score: C-
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
Angels & Demons struggles to maintain momentum as Langdon hurtles around Rome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 11, 2009
If 'the edge of your seat' is the place where you don't have to think, then Angels & Demons, I'm delighted and surprised to say, will take you there.
Read More | Original Score: B-
Anders Wotzke
July 30, 2009
Angels and Demons is a lot like Limbo, a place that exists between cinematic heaven and hell where the audience is suspended for two and a half hours.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mike Scott
July 27, 2009
Is mediocrity a sin? If it is, then Ron Howard and Tom Hanks should start the novenas now, because they're going to catch holy heck the next time they go to confession.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
June 11, 2009
There is little in the way of excitement. There is, however, plenty of ponderous hemming and hawing about the role of the Vatican in a forward-thinking society, and a host of supporting players whose intentions remain murky until the big revelation.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 25, 2009
Glum adaptation
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
May 15, 2009
Tension? Believability? Characters we care about? Vanished, like so many well-intentioned prayers at an Easter Sunday mass.
Read More | Original Score: 4/10
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
May 17, 2009
Catholics need not worry as "Angels & Demons" falls short in offering anything more to viewers than a lighter wallet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew O'Hagan
London Evening Standard
May 15, 2009
Angels & Demons, the fantastic ongoing saga of Brownism might make us feel short of breath in the company of something that is beyond belief. That's Dan Brown I'm talking about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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