Angel-A (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes


Angel-A (2005)



Critic Consensus: The clunky dialogue and shallow characters fail to capitalize upon Angel-A's stunning, poetic cinematography.

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A moralistic tale about a man, Andre, who gets a second chance in life when he meets Angela, a tall, femme fatale whom he saves from a suicide bid in the Seine River. The two spend a memorable summer night in nearly deserted Paris where Angela exposes herself as a true angel, sent down to save Andre from himself.

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Jamel Debbouze
as André Moussah
Akim Chir
as Le chef des malfrats #1
Eric Balliet
as Garde du corps Franck
Loic Pora
as Le malfrat #2
Venus Boone
as La mère d'Angela
Jerome Guesdon
as Le malfrat #3
Michel Bellot
as Le planton US
Michel Chesneau
as Le flic commissariat
Olivier Claverie
as Le sécrétaire US
Solange Milhaud
as La femme de Saint-Lazare
Franck-Olivier Bonnet
as Le dernier client
Akim Colour
as Le chef des malfrats #2
Tonio Descanvelle
as Client Angela 2
Grigori Manukov
as Le serveur roumain
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Critic Reviews for Angel-A

All Critics (89) | Top Critics (34)

... a visually sumptuous, dramatically inert fable ...

July 26, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/5

Familiar situations and trite dialogue give this movie the feel of something freeze-dried and reconstituted.

July 15, 2007 | Full Review…

Besson's black-and-white angel fantasy is a weak homage to Wings of Desire, if that's what he was shooting for.

July 13, 2007 | Rating: 3/5

Luc Besson returns to his roots in this delightful, funny and stylish fantasy. Shot in gloriously crisp black and white, it's also a bit of a throwback to the French New Wave for its technique and dazzling location vignettes across Paris.

June 22, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

You desperately want the story, and the characters, to make some kind of emotional sense. This, however, does not happen.

June 21, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Counterfeit art-house chic writ large -- a French film that fails to produce the ineffable charms of the yesteryear movies it brazenly imitates.

June 21, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Angel-A


Not all Luc Besson's movies like me. But this one is great. I laugh like crazy. It's a comedy/drama very good told. it should be remembered as a classic even whe the critics think is so bad. Or may be that I just like corny and funny movies with good FX. Who knows!

Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia

Super Reviewer


Weclome return for luc besson being you here a small and nicely crafed movie with to fine performances keeping the story moving.Shoot in Black and white and in paris this as a lot of chram there is'nt much going on but its the two leads that keeps the film alive and very watchable.Recommand to all luc besson fan .

Brian De Guelle
Brian De Guelle

Super Reviewer

I liked it, good film. Reminded me of my times in Paris, and how such a romantic city it is. C'est La Vie. B&W, English subtitiles.

Alexander Wilson
Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer

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