Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) Reviews

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March 25, 2019
The movie is at its best when evoking the vital succour gay men found in networks of friends during the HIV crisis.
March 24, 2019
Honoré's picture is mannered, overlong and, at times, insufferably arch.
March 22, 2019
The performances are first rate and Honoré deftly structures the action to reflect the mood of the times.
March 22, 2019
[A] baggy, irritating drama where everything is sacrificed for art.
March 21, 2019
Honoré largely adheres to a restrained visual palette, mirroring his evenhanded vision of queer kinship.
March 21, 2019
Too slight and breezy to fill out its epic ambitions but too heavy to be a fun rom-com, Sorry Angel ends up caught between two worlds, failing to really do justice to either.
March 20, 2019
Oh for Bogart! Oh for the oblique directness or direct obliquity of hard-boiled Hollywood! Instead the film is an arch, dawdling, weirdly unconvincing tale of partner-changing and crisis-sharing...
March 20, 2019
People who died of AIDS were reduced to being viewed as mere victims of the disease, overshadowing the richness of their lives - Sorry Angel is tragic because, by focusing predominantly on that richness, the sadness becomes all the more affecting.
March 18, 2019
Sometimes a challenge to piece together, the lengthy Sorry Angel still emerges as a thoughtful, melancholy remembrance of love and loss.
February 28, 2019
Honoré hones in on how men navigated relationships in the 1990s, when queer men were still dealing with the illnesses and hardships that came with AIDS.
February 28, 2019
Shot in gorgeous turquoise and cerulean blues by that fine cinematographer, it is often a remarkably beautiful film and, with that suggestion of real experience, an inevitably sad one.
February 22, 2019
Lean into the offbeat rhythms of out gay writer/ director Christophe Honoré's sophisticated new film "Sorry Angel" and absorb all its romantic splendor....This melancholy romance will surely draw many into the deep emotions conveyed.
February 15, 2019
Sorry Angel continues Chéreau's daring panorama of homosexual humanity with emphasis on moral consciousness, complete with the contradictions of desire and practicality.
February 15, 2019
Sorry Angel concerns several dynamic topics, namely intergenerational romance and love among men during the height of the AIDS pandemic. Yet it rarely plays like a film about churning, ungovernable life. It is instead a precious, inert gloss on lifestyle.
February 12, 2019
Honore never forces a plot point, letting the events unfold with a rare narrative integrity.
February 11, 2019
True enough, Sorry Angel doesn't always make you feel the weight of its presence-but as any good romance should, it makes you feel the sting of its absence.
November 24, 2018
There is something about films made in France. They just seem to be able to portray the human condition whether it be humour, drama or romance in a more adept way than others do.
October 17, 2018
This is quieter and more subdued work than most viewers will expect from [Honoré], but it's ultimately more rewarding as well.
October 12, 2018
Honoré directs the film elegantly.
September 24, 2018
Much more interesting than Jacques and Arthur's relationship is Christophe Honoré's subtle portrait of the early '90s as a time of accelerated mortality and mourning, but also of material encounters of all kinds.
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