Angels & Demons

Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 36
  2. Negative: 3 out of 36

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Critic Reviews

  1. 75
    This kind of film requires us to be very forgiving, and if we are, it promises to entertain. Angels & Demons succeeds.
  2. Plucking the same violent, occult strings as "Da Vinci" while avoiding its leadenness, Angels keeps the action coming for the best part of 139 minutes.
  3. The movie includes some tony philosophizing about the conflict between science and faith, but it's mostly a beat-the-clock chase through Rome (nicely evoked in Salvatore Totino's lush cinematography).
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    70
    As transparent as this device is, Angels has elemental satisfactions in its blend of movie genre that could appeal to wide segments of the audience.
  5. The new movie is an opulent-bordering-on-hysterical mass of chitchat and chase scenes.
  6. An OK action film, but only the humorless will find it heretical – or educational.
  7. A far sight nimbler than its plodding predecessor, where the Holy Grail turns out to be a Holy Girl. The sequel is a little like CSI: Vatican City.
  8. 63
    There are so many facts presented that many of them feel forced and trivial. We were also a little disappointed with the twist ending.
  9. 63
    The movie can be enjoyed for the hell-raising hooey it is.
  10. 63
    It's got enough going on to sustain five blockbuster thrillers. That is its blessing and its curse.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 231 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 99
  2. Negative: 30 out of 99
  1. Nov 23, 2011
    10
    Great movie, very entertaining with a thrilling story. Again same as Part 1 the "Da Vinci Code" pretty much setup story but...who cares. TheseGreat movie, very entertaining with a thrilling story. Again same as Part 1 the "Da Vinci Code" pretty much setup story but...who cares. These are the movies you go to the cinema for.... I love such mystical thrillers of which you unfortunately nowadays can only find so few.....Watch it! Full Review »
  2. Feb 4, 2014
    0
    This is the only film I have ever walked out of. Sat there confused by what the hell was going on we struggled to keep up with it and had toThis is the only film I have ever walked out of. Sat there confused by what the hell was going on we struggled to keep up with it and had to keep turning to each other to ask why and what had just happened. We walked out just as a helicopter exploded. It was the final straw in a ridiculous and hideous film. Full Review »
  3. Nov 16, 2013
    2
    Angels & Demons is pure hell to watch.
    A very poor adaption of a good book. The plot holes are painfully prevalent, and Tom Hanks can't save
    Angels & Demons is pure hell to watch.
    A very poor adaption of a good book. The plot holes are painfully prevalent, and Tom Hanks can't save the terrible script he is handed. The movie has artificial suspense leaving viewers without a care for whats going on. By the ending you will have no idea why or how any of the prior events happened, and for that reason the film fails.
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