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Angela's Ashes Reviews

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October 14, 2007
Sometimes humorous and wholly inspiring tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 21, 2002
Misses the mark as an exceptional drama yet manages to vividly convey the soul-shattering effects of poverty.
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March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
January 1, 2000
The filmmakers have managed to take an anecdotal work and shape it into a film with a particular story arc.
January 1, 2000
There's a compelling momentum to Angela's Ashes, Alan Parker's very faithful, if poetically subordinate, version of McCourt's book, which imposed elegance on squalor and intelligence on the indolence cultivated by poverty.
January 1, 2000
Lacks the magnificence of his book, but it is worth seeing.
January 1, 2000
Meticulous, unsentimental, beautifully acted.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
The young actors playing Frank at various ages (Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens, Michael Legge) are all excellent.
January 1, 2000
[Alan Parker] has treated McCourt's Pulitzer-winning book respectfully without embalming it.
January 1, 2000
Angela's Ashes isn't a movie for cinema buffs, but for the many fans of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
January 1, 2000
Parker has honored the core of the work and in the process turned a great memoir into a memorable movie.
January 1, 2000
Constantly intriguing and gorgeously crafted.
January 1, 2000
Of course, the movie is a thinner version of the novel, but you still get a drama that has you laughing and brokenhearted, often at the same time.
January 1, 2000
The cinematographers are brilliant in their quest to evoke cold and cruel atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A moving, passionate drama that echoes with McCourt's distinctive character and glimmers with obstinate hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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