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A Rumor of Angels Reviews

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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
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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.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 4, 2002
There are times when A Rumor of Angels plays like an extended episode of Touched by an Angel -- a little too much dancing, a few too many weeping scenes -- but I liked its heart and its spirit.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
February 1, 2002
A spiritual exploration of sorts, offering a message of hope that resonates.
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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
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John Moore
Denver Post
February 1, 2002
Denver should not get the first and last look at one of the most triumphant performances of Vanessa Redgrave's career. It deserves to be seen everywhere.
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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.
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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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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 30, 2002
Decent but dull.
| Original Score: C+