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Angela's Ashes Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Lacking a heart.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
I'm not sorry I saw it, but I wouldn't see it again.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
Mostly misses the humor, lyricism and emotional charge of Frank McCourt's magical and magnificent memoir.
January 1, 2000
Faithful to the letter of McCourt's book but miss the spirit entirely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
I'm sure the producers of Angela's Ashes meant well, but they got the wrong guy to direct it.
Read More | Original Score: 3/10
January 1, 2000
And if misery per se were an interesting topic, this adaptation of Frank McCourt's book might be too.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 2, 2002
Like bread without yeast, 'Angela's Ashes' minus the author's wit can't rise to meet expectations.
January 1, 2000
Angela's Ashes doesn't work as entertainment, and since it doesn't cure anything, it can't qualify as medicine, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
The script by Parker and Laura Jones also borrows massive chunks of McCourt's narration, in voice-over style, but the result is constantly to tell us rather than show us, or worse, tell us what we've already been shown.
January 1, 2000
Visually immaculate but unaffecting.
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The two and a half hour duration goes at the rate of a Leslie Nielson death scene.
January 1, 2000
The two and a half hour duration goes at the rate of a Leslie Nielson death scene.
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-
January 1, 2000
The movie makes the odd and ultimately fatal mistake of leaving McCourt out of his own story.
February 27, 2001
a long, exhausting, almost completely humorless chronicle of misery, shame, and hardship
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The film isn't wrenching enough to do it justice.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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.
January 1, 2000
Angela's Ashes is the soggiest dud of all the major holiday releases.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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