• Released
  • December 25, 1999
  • R , 2 hr 25 min
  • Period Film
    Drama
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Angela's Ashes Synopsis
An impoverished family (Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen) decides to return to Ireland.
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88

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Lacks the humor and charm that fills the book and makes it so much more than a catalog of suffering.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
True to the book's squalor but also finding honest humor where it can.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Parker has honored the core of the work and in the process turned a great memoir into a memorable movie.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The question is not whether the movie exactly duplicates the experience of the book, but whether the movie stands on its own. Angela's...
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75

Miami Herald

By Curtis Morgan
Something of Angela's Ashes does gets lost in translation -- mainly, its fiercely funny voice.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Haunts the conscience, troubles the spirit.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
While the film dutifully reproduces many incidents from the book, it lacks the spirit and vitality of its source. And - no small problem -...
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59

Mr. Showbiz

By Cody Clark
If Parker had aimed more at capturing the author's unique voice, and worried less about getting the details right, his movie might have...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Seems populated yet uninhabited; the only real star is the gloom.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The effect of the 2 1/2-hour film is deadening.
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Rated R | For sexual content and strong language