El Angel (El ángel)

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As unsettling as it is entertaining, El ángel takes an absorbingly stylish look at the horrific exploits of a real-life serial killer.

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Buenos Aires, 1971. Carlitos is a seventeen-year-old youth. As a young boy, he coveted other people's things, but it wasn't until his early adolescence that his true calling -- to be a thief -- manifested itself. When he meets Ramon at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him. Together they will embark on a journey of discoveries, love and crime.

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  • Too little of "El Angel" escapes a second-hand, been-there, killed-that feeling.

    January 10, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The full story has been sacrificed in the service of maintaining the balance between horror and fascination. And Ferro really has created a fascinating screen character.

    December 5, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The movie is made with skill, but it's so relentless in backing away from any psychologizing or moralizing - or just about anything else that might give us a handle on what makes this monster tick - that it finally feels like an empty horror show.

    November 13, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Ortega has a real eye for flashy, chaotic set pieces and a real ear for excellent Latin rock needle drops on the film's killer Scorsese-inspired soundtrack.

    November 13, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • It's a hell of a story-spruced up and splashed on a big, colorful screen-with a lot to show but little to say.

    November 9, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • El Angel is sensuous enough to suggest the work of Pedro Almodovar.

    November 9, 2018 | Full Review…

    Bob Mondello

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