a messy slapstick comedy with a rivettesque touch, the only thing to enjoy here is fantastic casting, especially heinz rühmann, a favourite actor of Hitler and Anne Frank, in his last role, whose barely recognizable aged face is a film in itself
I’m saddened to see all the low ratings for this poetic, funny and truly beautiful film. I know I’m in the minority with this one but I actually prefer it to Wings of Desire and could easily compile a list of 100 favourite moments. The late Heinz Rühmann gives a wonderful and heart-breaking performance. (5/5)
You can't recreate the magic of the original. The original didn't have a lot of plot because it's a love story. This is filled with plot, with good guys and bad guys and guns and pointless kidnapping with some circus routines. All of it very contrived. And they throw in Lou Reed for some random reason. But it was sure nice seeing Nastassja Kinski.
I found the first half of the film compelling and if not exceeding at least equal to some of the most moving sequences from it's predecessor. By the end the film somewhat gives in to a sillyness that takes away from the poetic pacing of the outset. Still an elegant work of great power.
Less poetic, less deep, less magnificent in its cinematography than the previous one. Still an enjoyable ride with a nice message about good and evil in the world. Hard not to be sympathetic with all the mess putted forward by a good heart clumsy angel trying to reach his good deeds.