City of Angels Synopsis
A smitten angel (Nicolas Cage) considers
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Empire

By Angie Errigo
A stand-out romantic fantasy and surefire hit of Ghost-ly proportions. But all you cynical and smart-arsed brethren, beware: this is...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
A lovely oddity.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
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...
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
For all the "touched by an angel" sentimentality, the movie's eerie, slightly menacing vision of black-clad angels lurking in the shadowy...
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
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...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Many will welcome the movie's interest in spirituality, but some may wonder why it's couched in a celebration of sensual pleasures ranging...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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...
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Steve Davis
Even if you accept this plot contrivance, the consummation of this union of souls isn't very emotionally involving -- it lacks that...
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Rated PG-13
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Glossy romance as an angel falls for a surgeon.
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