City of Angels Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for City of Angels the Movie

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Weepy American remake of Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire" finds guardian angel Seth (Cage) falling in love with heart surgeon Maggie (Ryan) and then trying to decide whether he wants to become mortal in order to join her. Subtle, it is not. Cage does his doe-eyed best to convey Seth's longing and innocence to earthly ways, and the chemistry with Ryan really clicks. Overly sappy and sentimental, especially near the end, but that won't stop the intended audience from loving it. Big Hollywood flick that wears its art-house aspirations on its sleeve.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 117 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Angels, Doctors & Nurses, L.A., Death & the Afterlife, Hearts!, Hospitals & Medicine, Libraries and Librarians
Dana Stevens
Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz, Colm Feore, Robin Bartlett, Joanna Merlin
John Seale
Brad Silberling
Gabriel Yared
Warner Bros.

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