Ed Brubaker's Angel of Death (2009)

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Renowned comic-book auteur Ed Brubaker, writer of The Death of Captain America, spins a pulpy yarn custom-made for death-defying star Zoe Bell (Death Proof). In this pinnacle of the grindhouse renaissance, Bell stars as Eve, a ruthless assassin who, in the midst of a hit, gets stabbed in the head before accidentally killing a young girl. She survives the ordeal only to be plagued by visions of her past victims. Now with a conscience and unable to work, Eve realizes she must track down her former bosses before some unspeakably sinister hitman inevitably comes to erase her existence. Lucy Lawless and Doug Jones co-star in this sexy and stylish thriller.
Rating:
R (for disturbing violent content, aberrant sexuality, nudity and language.)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Cult Movies , Mystery & Suspense
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Cast

Zoe Bell
as Eve
Doug Jones
as Dr. Rankin
Jake Abel
as Cameron Downes
Ted Raimi
as Jed Norton
Vail Bloom
as Regina Downes
Brian Poth
as Graham
Justin Huen
as Franklin
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Critic Reviews for Ed Brubaker's Angel of Death

All Critics (2)

Bell's charm and finesse with a right hook help elevate Angel of Death from being a mundane straight-to-DVD offering.

Full Review… | October 2, 2009
eFilmCritic.com

...a surprisingly cinematic actioner that ultimately feels like a low-budget cousin to 2005's Sin City.

Full Review… | August 3, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Ed Brubaker's Angel of Death

½

Hmmm... I was surprised by the level of enjoyment I got out of this action packed, noir-y, comic bookesque, but did have some definent problems with it as well. Perhaps most importantly, and something I was never really able to get past. There were some terrible casting decisions here. Many of the actors just arent capable of really pulling off the roles they were given. Jake Abel is my main target for that complaint, but there were a few others as well. Also this movie feels like it really wants to be 2-4 already existing movies all at the same time. That's fine, just don't be surprised when you're movie doesn't have as much of a shelf life as the movies your emulating. All that aside I did find myself enjoying this movie anyways. It does have great production values, is fast paced and with non stop action. Also short and sweet so doesn't overstay it's welcome. A good decision as my complaints with this film are pretty serious. If it dragged on for 2 hours my rating would be lower, but for what it is I would say its still above average, despite it's flaws. Worth a watch for sure for action fans.

Ed Fucking Harris
Ed Fucking Harris

Super Reviewer

Not bad.

Bannan instant enigma- just add water
Bannan instant enigma- just add water

Super Reviewer

½

Hooray for Zoe Bell! And Ed Brubaker! Let's hope their next collaboration isn't quite so familiar as this one is.

Steve K
Steve K

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