City of Angels Reviews

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September 7, 2011
April 27, 2007
Strains to achieve the enchantingly sublime, but ends up sinking to the depressingly ridiculous.
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.
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.
August 8, 2002
January 1, 2000
My idea for a tagline for this film: 'You will believe that an angel can have a boner.'
January 1, 2000
[Cage] is miscast in a film which, despite the spiritual nature of its theme, is a by- the-numbers bit of commerce.
January 1, 2000
The movie has its affecting moments, but the drearily inevitable has come true -- an original and rather haunting poetic conception has been turned into a literal-minded love story.
January 1, 2000
Slow, boring, and long in running time.
January 1, 2000
City of Angels requires a deft, poetic hand. It's a fragile story that needs to unfold slowly without sledgehammering its audience. Unfortunately, those behind the enterprise haven't the required skill.
January 1, 2000
[Director Silberling] attempted to make a movie of pure sentiment, but whenever he seems to strike a genuine chord -- and he's clearly capable of touching the viewer -- he pushes it too far and it turns sappy.
January 1, 2000
Glossy but with no heart, City of Angels is a smooth, unchallenging bit of fluff, about as romantic as a Hallmark card.
January 1, 2000
Standard-issue Hollywood romantic fantasy.
January 1, 2000
The film struggles to grasp some important topics...but the film has never attained the weight needed to deal with anything of substance.
January 1, 2000
Needless Hollywood dumbing-down of Wim Wenders.
January 1, 2000
The emphasis in City of Angels is more on simple romance than lofty questions of eternity.
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