Angels in America: Season 1 (2003)


Critic Consensus: In Angels in America, writer Tony Kushner and director Mike Nichols imaginatively and artistically deliver heavy, vital subject matter, colorfully imparted by a stellar cast.


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Air date: Dec 8, 2003
Air date: Dec 9, 2003
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Critic Reviews for Angels in America Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (16)

Under director Nichols, Angels in America receives its definitive treatment and emerges as a vivid but exhausting experience. The great revelation is the cast, which proves there's no special effect equal to heartfelt acting.

Aug 26, 2014 | Full Review…

Note-perfectly written for the screen by its playwright, Tony Kushner, the adaptation is as trenchant, poetic, fantastical, and moving as its source -- with the added thrill of an up-close cinematic approach.

Aug 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Ultimately... the real problem is that Angels is and remains a play, not a movie.

Aug 22, 2014 | Full Review…
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Meryl Streep gave the performance of the year in any medium with her flawless disappearing act into (among others) a tenacious Mormon matron, a wily (male) rabbi, and the wry and vengeful specter of Ethel Rosenberg.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

I find the series far too pretentious and posturing; it forces itself on the viewer, and doesn't cease until the final credits role.

Sep 2, 2014 | Full Review…

Only TV - or, specifically, HBO - could give this magnificent, reckless, enormously entertaining masterwork of rage and hope, of politics and poetry, the unrestrained and generous canvas it deserves.

Aug 29, 2014 | Full Review…

By far the most resonant aspect of Angels in America today is its exposure of simplistic struggles over definitions of "good" and "evil."

Aug 26, 2014 | Full Review…

Blessed with a virtuoso cast, each of whom creates characters that live and haunt and mesmerize long after the final credits pass.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Al Pacino and Meryl Streep lead an outstanding cast in Tony Kushner's epic play about Aids directed for television by Mike Nichols.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Nichols effects a heady mix of theatre spectacle and cinematic style in some thrilling, extraordinarily beautiful sequences, resulting in a poetic, compassionate, ultimately hopeful work about the human condition at the turn of the millennium.

Jun 8, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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