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Angel Eyes

MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for language, violence and a scene of sexuality.
Moral Rating: not reviewed
Moviemaking Quality:
Primary Audience: Adults
Genre: Romance Thriller
Length: 1 hr. 42 min.
Year of Release: 2001
USA Release: May 18, 2001
Relevant Issues
Jennifer Lopez in “Angel Eyes”
Featuring Jennifer Lopez, James Caviezel, Terrence Howard, Jeremy Sisto, Sonia Braga
Director Luis Mandoki
Producer Mark Canton, Elie Samaha
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures. Trademark logo.
Warner Bros. Pictures
, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Sharon Pogue, a policewoman in Los Angeles’ high-crime district, struggles with both the pressures of the job and the pains of an abusive childhood. Her life is saved by Catch, a man who’s lost his wife and child in a car accident. Neither can go forward with a romance that’s clearly starting to bloom until they resolve painful issues from their tragic pasts.”

Viewer CommentsSend your comments
Positive—I was very pleasantly surprised by this movie. It had a few scenes of sensuality but overall was an engaging drama with all the right elements of romance and suspense to keep my interest. Jennifer Lopez and Jim Caveziel had great chemistry and I enjoyed watching their interaction. This movie had its objectional aspects but overall it was a great movie that focused on the healing power of love in times of sorrow. Highly recommended!
My Ratings: [Better than Average / 4]
Lauren, age 21
…There is a pretty graphic sex scene… no real nudity though. Some violence and quite prolific use of the f-word. I found the main male character’s kindness to be compelling. He remains quite a mystery through most of the movie. The main female character (Jennifer Lopez) is unusually trusting of the male lead… some jumping around of the plot… Doesn’t necessarily need to be seen on the big/wide screen. Turned out to be more of a love story than I expected.
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 3]
Krista, age 37
Comments from young people
This was an average movie in all ways. Average acting, average story, average filmmaking, average drama. James Caviezel definitely carried this film. I’m not sure any other actor would have been able to support Jennifer Lopez’s poor performance. I thought she did much better in The Wedding Planner. Angel Eyes was worth seeing, but I don’t plan to see it again. Wait until it goes to a dollar theatre or comes out on video.
My Ratings: [Somewhat Offensive / 2½]
Liz, age 18
This movie got really boring at parts because the whole movie kind of built up to this couple’s need to face their pasts, and you already knew this from the beginning. One character says that God is the only one that saves, according to her mom. Unfortunately, there was quite a few vulgar jokes including a not so subtle reference to oral sex. A girl says she’s that if asked, she’s sleep with a man on their first date. Two characters go swimming in nothing but their underwear and then go up to shore for a sexual encounter. There were also over 40 swear f-words and quite a few s-words.
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 1]
KE, age teen
Movie Critics

…predictable plot and slow pace… One graphic sex act, although without explicit nudity… Condoned premarital sex…

Preview Family Movie and TV Review

…at least 38 uses of the “f” word…
…the most notable performance to date from an actress whose hype has heretofore outstretched her work…
Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle