Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
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  1. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Nov 29, 2013
    It all goes down easily thanks to a terrific cast.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Nov 6, 2013
    Working from a script by Lou Berney, which in turn was adapted from a novel by Turk Pipkin, director Tim McCanlies maintains an even hand throughout, so that neither the moments of broad comedy nor the stretches of tearjerking sentimentality get out of hand.
  3. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Nov 14, 2013
    Angels Sing is a shameless holiday movie, one that will stop at nothing — even killing off characters — to try to wring one last bit of emotion out of the audience.
  4. Reviewed by: Amy Smith
    Oct 31, 2013
    This sugarcoated Christmas tale is reminiscent of an old Roy Rogers movie, a musical Western with a moral message – except that this version features Willie Nelson as a modern-day singing cowboy and saint (aptly named Nick).
  5. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Oct 30, 2013
    Angels Sing is a heartfelt but less-than-polished piece of work that isn’t for everyone, particularly those who can’t suspend the disbelief required to accept preposterous plot developments, or the sight of Lyle Lovett wearing a variety of snowman sweatshirts. But graded on a Christmas-movie curve, it actually isn’t bad.
  6. Reviewed by: Annlee Ellingson
    Jan 1, 2014
    The juxtaposition of such country-music icons with the story's cringe-worthy treacle has one siding with Michael's bah-humbug attitude.
  7. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Nov 29, 2013
    It’s as thinly written and unoriginal as made-for-television seasonal filler, and why it isn’t on the Hallmark Channel or Lifetime is a mystery, but fans of the singers in it might get a kick out of seeing them.
  8. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Nov 26, 2013
    There's a lot of onscreen music-making, some of it amazing, the rest Santa-related.

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