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The Angel Levine Reviews

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½ July 9, 2016
Well-intentioned but awfully talky.
March 27, 2016
A Beautiful film probably too beautiful to be an audience favorite. Really sobering in its literary and dramatic quality.
½ December 23, 2014
Harry Belafonte is brilliant as the Angel Levine in this 1970 film taken from a story by Bernard Malamud. Zero Mostel as Morris Mishin and Ida Kaminski as Fanny.
Sweet, funny, poignant little fantasy with wonderful musical score by Zden?k Lika!
½ January 1, 2010
A film that's virtually unheard of today, which is a shame. A truly original story with a great performance by Mostel. By turns both pessimistic and optimistic on the subject of faith, with a poignantly memorable image for a finale.
November 23, 2009
This movie is pretty morbid and kinda makes you feel sympathy for the older Jewish man because of how angry and bitter he is. Also God sent him an angel to answer his questions and he refused him because he happened to be a black man. I like this one b/c it makes you think about the people that come into your life bearing a message and how often times we take those people for granted because of our judgments.
½ September 19, 2009
An interesting movie, a grittier "It's A Wonderful Life"-ish movie.
½ May 26, 2009
A challenging film due to its obscure theme and driving point. Anger, and somberness would describe the general feel of the film. Worth watching if psychological and theological thoughts are your interests. Otherwise avoid totally.
January 11, 2009
Jewish, racially charged version of "Highway to Heaven," or IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE--but weird, pessimistic, and ambiguous about faith. Well directed by Jan Kadar. I love United Artists-distributed films of this era.
March 7, 2007
Talky and a bit preachy, also claustraphobic. It is not a particularly cheery film. The performances by Ida Kaminska and Zero Mostel are terrific however. Interesting, but not the kind of film you wwould want to watch over and over again.
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