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Angela's Ashes Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
March 17, 2011
A tedious, vastly disappointing film that does not do justice to the wonderful and touching book upon which it is based.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Michael Dequina
October 14, 2007
Sometimes humorous and wholly inspiring tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
I enjoyed the relentless gloomy realism, the refusal to put a happy face on McCourt's miserable childhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2002
Misses the mark as an exceptional drama yet manages to vividly convey the soul-shattering effects of poverty.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Like bread without yeast, 'Angela's Ashes' minus the author's wit can't rise to meet expectations.
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine
July 2, 2002
A dreary, ultimately punishing adaptation of Frank McCourt's memoir, where every other scene has somebody either getting sick, puking or dying.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 14, 2001
I am pleased to announce that this film is a fine, a beautiful presentation of a painful story.
Full Review| Original Score: 5
March 14, 2001
Alan Parker logra uno de sus mejores trabajos en lo que es un tributo al espíritu humano que ofrece lo mejor de sí en medio de las peores adversidades
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
a long, exhausting, almost completely humorless chronicle of misery, shame, and hardship
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The film isn't wrenching enough to do it justice.
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
Too much of it is admirable without necessarily being engaging, serving as a mere litany of childhood miseries.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
A quietly triumphant experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
January 1, 2000
The story of Frank McCourt's triumph makes it to the screen intact. It's the lyricism, the heartbeat, that seem to be missing.
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
Lacking a heart.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Brunette
January 1, 2000
I'm sure the producers of Angela's Ashes meant well, but they got the wrong guy to direct it.
| Original Score: 3/10
Francesca Dinglasan
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Despite the grievous mood integral to telling the story of the McCourt family, Angela's Ashes never descends to a level of complete despondency.
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
I'm not sorry I saw it, but I wouldn't see it again.
Full Review | Original Score: C+

E! Online
January 1, 2000
A well-crafted look at the hard childhood of Irish author Frank McCourt and his family.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Angela's Ashes is the soggiest dud of all the major holiday releases.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Cornell & Petricelli
January 1, 2000
The story lacks focused character conflict that would make it a truly fine cinematic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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