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Based on 13 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    An uplifting but occasionally treacly tale of transcendent grief, opted to venture where angels go fearlessly. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    I've been a Vanessa Redgrave fan for such a long time that I would have been happy to watch her beautifully weathered face without much happening around her. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    With its mystical mumbo jumbo and even a helpful beam of celestial light in one scene, A Rumor of Angels is a kind of cinematic comfort food for an undemanding audience. show more

  • 50
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    A predictable tearjerker whose main redeeming feature is that you don't actually see any of the angels in the title. show more

  • 50
    Michael Dequina Film Threat

    Were it not for the presence of higher-level acting talent, A Rumor of Angels would have been a banal TV movie. show more

  • 30
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    What's most offensive isn't the waste of a good cast, but the film's denial of sincere grief and mourning in favor of bogus spiritualism. Only devotees of Ouija boards and TV's "Crossing Over" will find anything of merit here. show more

  • 25
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Director Peter O'Fallon fires his biggest gun: a blast of Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus, truly heavenly music wasted on a handful of dust. show more

  • 70
    Gregory Weinkauf New Times (L.A.)

    The extra-short length is puzzling -- about half an hour has been lopped off the length of the original Canadian release -- but what remains feels whole and wholly satisfying, a rare, successful merging of the obvious and the haunting. show more

  • 50
    Emanuel Levy Variety

    Despite good acting from the entire cast, yarn is a bit dull and predictable, straining too hard to convey its spiritual message. show more

  • 40
    Paul Malcolm L.A. Weekly

    A Rumor of Angels beats its wings furiously, only to sink back into spiritualist goo. show more

  • May 03, 2010 Marlalley
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    Fantastic blend of spirituality and common sense.

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