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69 Ratings

The Face of an Angel

Directed by Michael Winterbottom
United Kingdom, Italy, 2014


Kate Beckinsale and Daniel Brühl star in this fictionalized version of the notorious Amanda Knox murder case from ever-adventurous director Michael Winterbottom.

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The Face of an Angel Directed by Michael Winterbottom
An inert, watery fictionalisation of the Meredith Kercher case, refashioned by the director as a somewhat self-congratulatory tale of one film-maker’s thwarted quest for the heart of the story. Winterbottom is often a victim of his own productivity; this is a particularly ragged, unfinished-looking effort.
July 19, 2015
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As a mystery thriller, The Face of an Angel is a complete non-starter, mostly by design… The film does occasionally show a pulse when it tries to reimagine the life of the victim — when it turns the tables on the mystery and tries to become a film about love and life, instead of doom and death. But it’s too little, too late, and too lame.
June 21, 2015
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To get at the heart of what’s wrong with “The Face of an Angel” all you need to do is consider the professional stones it takes to adapt the Amanda Knox case into yet another movie about the existential/amorous crises of a white male filmmaker.
June 19, 2015
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