Angels & Demons

Angels & Demons

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Angels & Demons

The prequel to The Da Vinci Code sees Tom Hanks reprise his role as Harvard cryptologist Robert Langdon, with director Ron Howard also returning.

Langdon heads to Rome when a plot against the Catholic Church is revealed and four cardinals are brutally murdered. The mysterious force behind these attacks? The Illuminati - a shadowy organisation thought long extinct. He joins forces with Vittoria (Ayelet Zurer), a beautiful Italian scientist, embarking on a hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals and even to the heart of the most secretive vault on earth.

2009138 minsUSA
DramaMysteryThriller
Director:
Ron Howard ('Cocoon', 'Apollo 13', 'Ransom', 'A Beautiful Mind', 'The Da Vinci Code', 'Frost/Nixon')
Writer:
Akiva Goldsman
Cast:
Tom HanksAyelet ZurerEwan McGregorStellan Skarsgaard
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Less turgid and aggravating than its predecessor, this cleverly produced melodrama remains hamstrung by novelist's Dan Brown's laborious connect-the-dots plotting and the filmmakers' prosaic literal-mindedness in the face of ripe historical antagonisms, mystery and intrigue.

0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

Angels & Demons is not that bad. Langdon is still spouting academic text but the puzzles he solves are clear cut enough for us to understand them. Rome looks stunning.

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It may contain as much conspiracy theory twaddle as the previous Langdon treasure hunt but here the hokum just flies by. That it isn't as boring as its predecessor is in itself a minor miracle.

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

I was left feeling relatively entertained, but disappointed in the knowledge that Hanks and Howard are capable of so much more.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

More entertaining than "The Da Vinci Code," but still tosh.

2.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

It's beautifully shot, competently acted, impeccably structured, and jaw-droppingly stupid

3.0
0

I haven't read the books this series is based on, but I love the film series. Although I would consider The Da Vinci Code the better of the two, Angel and Demons is not far behind it. The twists and turns last right til the end.

4.0
0

not as good as the book..............either was da vinci code

3.0
0

Within about the first 10 mins I was wishing we'd chosen a more interesting film. Admittedly the scenery is awesome because Rome is awesome and it pretty closely resembled the book which might be why I found it boring. I felt like I didn't need to see this film after having read the book.

2.0
0

Very good movie ! Worth to watch

5.0
0

Good plot, which at first look is easy to follow (has a few twists), with the great backdrop of Rome. A few laughs along the way too.

4.0
0

Great follow on from Da vinci, totally awesome scenery- I now know Rome well. Jolly typical of the Catholic Church all the way through history.This movie would make me read the book which I was told afterward is better. Thoroughly enjoyed it though.

4.0
0

Sorry, I thought this was a huge disappointment. Boring characters, no suspense but quite interesting when we did see some of the Roman sights. Wasn't bored, but certainly wasn't interested.

2.0
0

Tom Hanks called it entertaining tosh. I agree. I had read and forgotten the book so unlike DaVinci this film did not have to live up to a recently read and admired book, and I remember this book didn't impress me like DaVinci had, and this film in my memory was a better watch.

4.0
0

Another great Ron Howard movie that will have you gasping for the DVD to view all the "Extras" and details of the making of the film.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Less turgid and aggravating than its predecessor, this cleverly produced melodrama remains hamstrung by novelist's Dan Brown's laborious connect-the-dots plotting and the filmmakers' prosaic literal-mindedness in the face of ripe historical antagonisms, mystery and intrigue.

0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

Angels & Demons is not that bad. Langdon is still spouting academic text but the puzzles he solves are clear cut enough for us to understand them. Rome looks stunning.

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It may contain as much conspiracy theory twaddle as the previous Langdon treasure hunt but here the hokum just flies by. That it isn't as boring as its predecessor is in itself a minor miracle.

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

I was left feeling relatively entertained, but disappointed in the knowledge that Hanks and Howard are capable of so much more.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

More entertaining than "The Da Vinci Code," but still tosh.

2.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

It's beautifully shot, competently acted, impeccably structured, and jaw-droppingly stupid

3.0
0

I haven't read the books this series is based on, but I love the film series. Although I would consider The Da Vinci Code the better of the two, Angel and Demons is not far behind it. The twists and turns last right til the end.

4.0
0

not as good as the book..............either was da vinci code

3.0
0

Within about the first 10 mins I was wishing we'd chosen a more interesting film. Admittedly the scenery is awesome because Rome is awesome and it pretty closely resembled the book which might be why I found it boring. I felt like I didn't need to see this film after having read the book.

2.0
0

Very good movie ! Worth to watch

5.0
0

Good plot, which at first look is easy to follow (has a few twists), with the great backdrop of Rome. A few laughs along the way too.

4.0
0

Great follow on from Da vinci, totally awesome scenery- I now know Rome well. Jolly typical of the Catholic Church all the way through history.This movie would make me read the book which I was told afterward is better. Thoroughly enjoyed it though.

4.0
0

Sorry, I thought this was a huge disappointment. Boring characters, no suspense but quite interesting when we did see some of the Roman sights. Wasn't bored, but certainly wasn't interested.

2.0
0

Tom Hanks called it entertaining tosh. I agree. I had read and forgotten the book so unlike DaVinci this film did not have to live up to a recently read and admired book, and I remember this book didn't impress me like DaVinci had, and this film in my memory was a better watch.

4.0
0

Another great Ron Howard movie that will have you gasping for the DVD to view all the "Extras" and details of the making of the film.

4.0
0