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A Rumor of Angels Reviews

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
February 1, 2002
Rumor, a muddled drama about coming to terms with death, feels impersonal, almost generic.
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
February 6, 2002
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Christopher Null
November 30, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 30, 2002
Decent but dull.
| Original Score: C+
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 31, 2002
As A Rumor of Angels reveals itself to be a sudsy tub of supernatural hokum, not even Ms. Redgrave's noblest efforts can redeem it from hopeless sentimentality.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 15, 2002
This cloying, voices-from-the-other-side story is hell.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
January 31, 2002
No amount of good intentions is able to overcome the triviality of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Wendy Lee
Village Voice
February 5, 2002
The film's darker moments become smoothed over by an overwhelming need to tender inspirational tidings, especially in the last few cloying moments.
Michael Phillips
February 1, 2002
The problem with movies about angels is they have a tendency to slip into hokum. A Rumor of Angels doesn't just slip -- it avalanches into forced fuzziness.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
January 31, 2002
What's most offensive isn't the waste of a good cast, but the film's denial of sincere grief and mourning in favor of bogus spiritualism.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
February 1, 2002
If there was any doubt that Peter O'Fallon didn't have an original bone in his body, A Rumor of Angels should dispel it.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
February 1, 2002
The screenplay by James Eric, James Horton and director Peter O'Fallon ... is so pat it makes your teeth hurt.
| Original Score: 2/4
Bob Aulert
February 1, 2002
The actors don't inhabit their roles -- they're trapped by them, forced to change behavior in bizarre unjustified fashion and spout dialog that consists mostly of platitudes.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
February 1, 2002
Long on twinkly-eyed close-ups and short on shame.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Dequina
February 3, 2002
Given the fact that virtually no one is bound to show up at theatres for it, the project should have been made for the tube.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Greg Muskewitz
September 2, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Doris Toumarkine
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
July 27, 2011
A soft, overly familiar coming of age tale, though in small, eccentric role Vanessa Redgrave is good.
Full Review | Original Score: C

E! Online
February 1, 2002
All the heart tugging in this world (and beyond) fails to generate anything worth believing here.
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
September 23, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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