70

The Hollywood Reporter

Plucking the same violent, occult strings as "Da Vinci" while avoiding its leadenness, Angels keeps the action coming for the best part of 139 minutes.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The new movie is an opulent-bordering-on-hysterical mass of chitchat and chase scenes.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A far sight nimbler than its plodding predecessor, where the Holy Grail turns out to be a Holy Girl. The sequel is a little like CSI: Vatican City.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The movie can be enjoyed for the hell-raising hooey it is.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Despite the overlong running time, the action moves smoothly and swiftly.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Watching what Howard has done with the book - covering up the lewdness, blunting the snobbery, and spackling the amazing plot holes - is dismaying. This adaptation has the stink of superiority about it.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Preposterous.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Angels doesn't know when to quit: Just when you think it's over, it continues.
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40

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Presumably in response to criticism that "The Da Vinci Code" was static and talky, director Ron Howard has made Angels & Demons frantic -- and, well, talky.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Angels & Demons is a serious slog. Still, it's an odd kind of a slog that manages to keep you partially engaged, even at its most esoteric or absurd.
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48 out of 100
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