Reviews

Apr 26, 2019
A dying-young movie where everything else is working towards a strangely low-key and life-affirming dénouement.
Mar 25, 2019
Mostly it's an enervating portrait, stodgy and flaccid, of two twits in love.
Mar 24, 2019
Honoré's picture is mannered, overlong and, at times, insufferably arch.
Mar 21, 2019
Honoré largely adheres to a restrained visual palette, mirroring his evenhanded vision of queer kinship.
Mar 21, 2019
The city - and the film itself - seemed to be bathed in blue, and it somehow feels both warm and cool at the same time. Warm, as in richly evocative, but also crisp and unsentimental.
Mar 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...
Mar 19, 2019
Lavish in its beautifully written dialogue and heartfelt sincerity.
Mar 11, 2019
The film pleasantly meanders from time to time, but it knows exactly where it's going - and we embrace every step.
Feb 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.
Feb 15, 2019
A film that has both a narrative and an approach that transcends the expected cliches in order to give viewers a more ambitious experience.
Feb 12, 2019
It took a while for this digressive movie to get its hooks in me, but once it did, "Sorry Angel" didn't let go.
Feb 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.
Oct 17, 2018
This is quieter and more subdued work than most viewers will expect from [Honoré], but it's ultimately more rewarding as well.
Sep 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.
May 15, 2018
The lines have a consistently witty, acerbic sting; the voices we hear belong to men who are at once entirely comfortable in their skin and yet unafraid to discover new things about themselves.
May 14, 2018
This uneasy stylistic blend lends a disjointed quality to the film that prevents it from fully coming alive as we lurch from incident to incident.
May 12, 2018
It's often considered a bad thing for a film to come across as novelistic, as if that meant that it weren't cinematic, but Sorry Angel is certainly that, and deeply involving on every level.
May 12, 2018
The film has some lovely beats, and good chemistry between its leads.
May 12, 2018
Sorry Angel deserves to find an international audience, not least because the whole thing is just so drippingly French, all breezy beauty and smoke-wreathed, bookish wit.
May 11, 2018
A chewy, handsomely staged novel of a movie, Sorry Angel (whose much better French title translates to Pleasure, Love, and Run Fast) contains moments of piercing intelligence and heartbreaking beauty.