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  • Summary: A man meets a woman in Paris in unlikely circumstances, and an usual relationship blossoms.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. The overall experience of the movie is of something fresh.
  2. Attractive black-and-white 'Scope compositions, strong Paris locations, and effective handling of the actors makes this captivating throughout.
  3. What's maddening about Angel-A is that Besson is so brilliant with his visuals - and so in love with his two leads and the city they're parading around - that you desperately want the story, and the characters, to make some kind of emotional sense. This, however, does not happen.
  4. 63
    There's always been a wide streak of the tediously naughty little boy in Besson, and all the seductively stylized images in the world can't hide it.
  5. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    50
    For his (Besson) fans, Angel-A is an achingly sincere but protracted effort to trade mostly action for mostly dialogue.
  6. 40
    In essence, you get "It's a Wonderful Life" meets "Wings of Desire," swapping out the substance for self-help platitudes. If you can get past that, you can enjoy it as a 90-minute look at a lovely postcard.
  7. Angel-A shows how director Luc Besson can be French in a way that even the French might despise...Quel ick. And très tedious.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. JamesT.
    May 27, 2007
    9
    top movie that brought a tear to my eye with its humour, beauty and passion all shot in black and white making paris inself look like some top movie that brought a tear to my eye with its humour, beauty and passion all shot in black and white making paris inself look like some mythical land ,solid acting by the lead actors. Expand
  2. Jun 13, 2013
    8
    This film made me shed a tear or two (but then I am an emotional soul!). The comedic aspects, such as the total physical difference betweenThis film made me shed a tear or two (but then I am an emotional soul!). The comedic aspects, such as the total physical difference between the leads and the strength of the Angela were well placed. The reason for Angela coming into the life of Andre and her true identity could have been very tactlessly handled and cheesy in a Disney kind of way, but Besson made it seem as natural as catching a bus. Paris in black and white is also very evocative and the filming was great in my opinion. I would recommend this film to anyone who fancies a fairly short film that makes you think about whether you appreciate your inner beauty and qualities. Expand
  3. lameo33forf
    Jun 3, 2007
    0
    Expected better. Not good at all.

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