City of Angels

City of Angels
City of Angels
  • PG-13
  • 1h 56m
  • 1998
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Academy Award-winner Nicolas Cage and critically acclaimed actress Meg Ryan star in this romantic tale of an angel who falls in love with a mortal woman in present-day Los Angeles, the City Of Angels. After losing a patient in the operating room for no apparent reason, Dr. Maggie Rice (Ryan--Sleepless in Seattle, Addicted to Love) suffers a crisis of confidence in her ability as a heart surgeon. Seth (Cage--Leaving Las Vegas, Moonstruck), the angel dispatched to comfort the dying man, feels an instant attraction to Maggie and yearns to experience the corporeal world that he can only observe. When Seth materializes, and reveals himself to Maggie, her down-to-earth logic clashes with his otherworldly faith. Yet their love for each other grows deeper than either would have believed possible, and Seth must decide whether to give up his status as an angel to live as a human being.
© 1998 Warner Bros. Productions Limited, Monarchy Enterprises, B.V. and Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten58%
Critics Consensus: City of Angels may not tug the heartstrings as effortlessly as it aims to, but the end results will still leave more than a few viewers in tears.
Reviews
Detroit News
Susan Stark
Fresh

June 21, 2017
Variety
Emanuel Levy
Fresh

As a remake it's not as poetic as Wenders' masterpiece Wings of Desire, but it's supremely mounted...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Fresh

Funnier than Wenders' version, and it also succeeds in visualising LA as a magical city while deal...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
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).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Fantasy, Drama
  • Release Date:April 10, 1998
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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