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Angela's Ashes Reviews

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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
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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.
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Globe and Mail
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
Ted Murphy
January 1, 2000
The filmmakers have managed to take an anecdotal work and shape it into a film with a particular story arc.
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John Anderson
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.
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Beautifully acted.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
Lacks the magnificence of his book, but it is worth seeing.
January 1, 2000
Meticulous, unsentimental, beautifully acted.
| Original Score: 8/10
Steven Boone
January 1, 2000
The young actors playing Frank at various ages (Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens, Michael Legge) are all excellent.
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
January 1, 2000
[Alan Parker] has treated McCourt's Pulitzer-winning book respectfully without embalming it.
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Angela's Ashes isn't a movie for cinema buffs, but for the many fans of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 1, 2000
Parker has honored the core of the work and in the process turned a great memoir into a memorable movie.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Constantly intriguing and gorgeously crafted.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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.
David Keyes
January 1, 2000
The cinematographers are brilliant in their quest to evoke cold and cruel atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Blackwelder
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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