Angel Of Death

"Bad"

Angel Of Death Review


Nearly three years ago, my wife and I toured France for a week. In every Metro station was a poster for a film called Semana Santa, starring Mira Sorvino and Olivier Martinez.

I didn't see it in France, but I waited, and waited, and waited for it to come to the U.S.

And here it is, retitled Angel of Death and proving why it never merited a theatrical appearance here.

Angel of Death is a muddy and thrill-free suspense flick, with Sorvino playing a Spanish detective who comes to the town of Seville to investigate a new serial killer who's working during Easter week and wearing red robes and a cone-shaped hat. Teaming up with macho cop Martinez, they bumble around for 90 minutes until finally they get their butts saved and the killer is revealed.

With a script that feels like it was written by a small child or possibly a household pet, Angel of Death never once manages to become interesting. Its heroes are unlikable, ineffective, lazy, and stupid. Its villains aren't much different: One-note stereotypes that of course are going to deserve what they get in the end.

Even fans of Sorvino, who parades around in a tailored suit and skirt for the entire film, will find nothing here to titillate them. Skip it.

Aka Semana Santa.



Angel Of Death

Facts and Figures

Run time: 77 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 7th July 2009

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Production compaines: White Rock Lake Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5

IMDB: 5.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Eve, as Cameron Downes, as Regina Downes, Justin Huen as Franklin, as Dr. Rankin, as Vera, Brian Poth as Graham, as Jed Norton, as Agent Danielle Taylor, John Serge as Arthur Max, Pat Asanti as Mr. Lyman, Kaela Crawford as Marie Anderton, as Keller, Paige Orr as Rich Woman on Phone, James Lew as Tommy

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