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  • Summary: As a child, Michael Walker (Harry Connick, Jr.) wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife (Connie Britton) and well-intentioned parents (Kris Kristofferson and Fionnula Flanagan). But when his young son faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick (Willie Nelson) gives Michael a gift and instills in him the courage to find the joy that he lost. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Nov 6, 2013
    70
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Nov 29, 2013
    70
    It all goes down easily thanks to a terrific cast.
  3. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Oct 30, 2013
    40
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Nov 14, 2013
    40
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Nov 26, 2013
    30
    There's a lot of onscreen music-making, some of it amazing, the rest Santa-related.
  6. Reviewed by: Annlee Ellingson
    Jan 1, 2014
    30
    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
    30
    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.

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