City of Angels Reviews

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September 7, 2011
December 22, 2010
Glossy romance as an angel falls for a surgeon.
October 18, 2008
September 18, 2008
The movie's eerie, slightly menacing vision of black-clad angels lurking in the shadowy corners of unsuspecting lives is genuinely haunting.
September 18, 2008
A good deal better than it has any right to be.
April 27, 2007
Strains to achieve the enchantingly sublime, but ends up sinking to the depressingly ridiculous.
June 1, 2006
As a remake it's not as poetic as Wenders' masterpiece Wings of Desire, but it's supremely mounted (by ace lenser John Seale) and contains touching performances from Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan deviating from their respective screen images.
February 9, 2006
Funnier than Wenders' version, and it also succeeds in visualising LA as a magical city while dealing intelligently with the themes of mortality, sacrifice, free will, and the mixed blessings of the human condition.
April 9, 2005
An emotionally uninvolving flick that attempts to play on the heart strings of the viewer and fails in its effort.
January 2, 2005
City of Angels is the sort of compromised movie that could have been almost good, but decided to be a great big hit instead.
December 6, 2004
City of Angels raises theological questions, albeit in a somewhat pedestrian manner, and makes them an integral part of its otherwise formulaic plot.
June 2, 2004
Superb imagery can't compensate for deficiencies of Dana Steven's script and can't hide the formulaic nature of this film.
October 6, 2003
This useless remake lacks the sheer ethereal beauty of the original Wings of Desire.
August 11, 2003
Why would anyone remake Wim Wenders' masterpiece, Wings of Desire? Certainly not for artistic reasons.
May 20, 2003
A thinking person's film for those who can't think.
February 8, 2003
A beautiful film in many ways.
October 15, 2002
Marries romance and faith in a love story as charming as a handmade valentine. It is so lovely to look at and so sincere in intent that its flaws don't matter much.
September 10, 2002
Walking out of the theater, I felt different. The film made me realize how wonderful life could be, how a thing as simple as wind on your face or the taste of a pear had value.
August 8, 2002
June 18, 2002
My face had been locked in that goofy, awestruck expression you experience only in Spielberg movies. City of Angels demonstrates the best kind of emotionally manipulative filmmaking.
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