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A Rumor of Angels Reviews

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February 1, 2002
Rumor, a muddled drama about coming to terms with death, feels impersonal, almost generic.
February 6, 2002
Full Review
November 30, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/5
January 30, 2002
Decent but dull.
Read More | Original Score: C+
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 15, 2002
This cloying, voices-from-the-other-side story is hell.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 31, 2002
No amount of good intentions is able to overcome the triviality of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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.
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.
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
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.
February 1, 2002
The screenplay by James Eric, James Horton and director Peter O'Fallon ... is so pat it makes your teeth hurt.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
February 1, 2002
Long on twinkly-eyed close-ups and short on shame.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
September 2, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
February 1, 2002
All the heart tugging in this world (and beyond) fails to generate anything worth believing here.
September 23, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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