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City of Angels Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    54

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly 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 dead spaces between lines.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times 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 people. ”Angels aren't human. We were never human,” observes Seth. This is quite true. Angels are purely spiritual beings.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews 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 less manipulative.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Pause for kids 13 & under

Glossy romance as an angel falls for a surgeon.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there are some sad deaths (including a child).

  • Families can talk about why Maggie's relationship with her colleague is so unsatisfying for her, and why Seth's role is so unsatisfying for him.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not applicable

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Sad death of character.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Some.

  • language false3

    Language: Some.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not applicable

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not applicable

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