The Tarnished Angels Reviews

August 14, 2020
The Tarnished Angels also retains its Faulkneresque signature of three damaged souls who feed off one another's misery, and it's an interesting leap from his more famous barn burning for the archaic sport of barnstorming.
April 1, 2019
As a purely physical spectacle, the movie is worth anyone's time... that style was substance, or rather that style was philosophy, and he conveys emotions through this mise-en-scène as substantially as through acting, dialogue or plot.
March 30, 2019
Sirk, known for his rich use of colors, opted to employ black-and-white for The Tarnished Angels -- it was a sound and strategic choice, further amplifying the overcast quality that permeates these characters' lives.
March 29, 2019
An unsung masterpiece.
September 15, 2013
One of Douglas Sirk's masterworks.
August 28, 2013
Sirk mines sombre poetry from these lives, though a tacked-on happy-ish ending lets him down.
February 4, 2013
Given limited budget and technology, the airplane races are well staged over a short oval course around the striped pylons.
January 21, 2013
An enduring philosophical strain of proto-feminist endurance in a land that's both made and menaced by its intrepid warriors.
August 17, 2010
Set in the Depression era, this tale of daredevils doing air showsand their nomad lifestyle is one of cult director Douglas Sirk's very best films, and also the finest screen adaptation of a William Faulkner novel.
March 6, 2005
A seething melodrama about a family of daredevil pilots.