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Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    An odd hybrid but a successful one. It marries the lyricism and heavy atmosphere of a European art film with the soaring spirit of a Hollywood love story. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    What I did appreciate is that City of Angels is one of the few angel movies that knows one essential fact about angels: They are not former people. ”Angels aren't human. We were never human,” observes Seth. This is quite true. Angels are purely spiritual beings. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    I suspect City of Angels is going to remind many viewers of “Ghost,” but there's a big difference: this film is more true and less manipulative. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A lovely oddity. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Many will welcome the movie's interest in spirituality, but some may wonder why it's couched in a celebration of sensual pleasures ranging from sex to cigarette smoking. show more

  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    City of Angels will probably work better for some people than it did for a crusty fellow like me. I feel guilty that I don't like this movie more. I think the devil got the better of me. show more

  • 80
    Angie Errigo Empire

    A stand-out romantic fantasy and surefire hit of Ghost-ly proportions. But all you cynical and smart-arsed brethren, beware: this is definitely not for you. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    For all the "touched by an angel" sentimentality, the movie's eerie, slightly menacing vision of black-clad angels lurking in the shadowy corners of unsuspecting lives is genuinely haunting. show more

  • 40
    Steve Davis Austin Chronicle

    Even if you accept this plot contrivance, the consummation of this union of souls isn't very emotionally involving -- it lacks that transcendence you associate with stories in which love knows no bounds. show more

  • 50
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    This is the sort of movie in which everyone on screen is swathed in gauzy benevolence. You practically have time to say a prayer in the dead spaces between lines. show more

  • August 30, 2012 magiread
    Report This User

    Terrible acting, plot and dialouge! The only good Nicolas Cage movie is Kick-Ass!

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