El Angel (El ángel) (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

El Angel (El ángel) (2018)



Critic Consensus: 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.


Lorenzo Ferro
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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 12, 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 8, 2018 | Full Review…
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A nonchalant, sexy "Goodfellas"; a "Bonnie & Clyde" featuring two young men in a love story of sorts, one that defies categorization or labels, and is entirely driven by the taboo thrills of criminality.

November 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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