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Angel Heart

Angel Heart

1987
Suspense/Thriller
Horror
1h 53m
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Rated 12 Jan 2014
68
48th
Atmospheric but unsurprising. Was hoping for a more interesting twist than the one that became obvious within the first five minutes. Still, Rourke and De Niro are fun to watch, the music is moody and there are a few succesfully creepy scenes.
Rated 14 Dec 2017
75
68th
if Jacobs Ladder(same producer)was more noir than surreal with a less cerebral ending but sharing the sense of paranoid psychological horror. very little horrific is happening (til the end)but a sense of "somethings not right" pervades the entire movie.music is used expertly, sometimes SCARY HORROR music sometimes more subdued but still adding to the tension.like any good noir its FULL of atmosphere an oppressive(in a good way)one.Excellent period recreation. Rourke is super likeable as the lead
Rated 28 May 2011
85
86th
Mickey Rourke's buttshots outnumbered the entire tit shot ratio in the span of 30 seconds. Guh.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
35
19th
Over-praised and very silly modern noirishness.
Rated 16 Feb 2009
95
97th
mickey rourke was hot, i would love to have a date with that guy
Rated 23 Sep 2009
68
78th
Southern occult horror mixed with film noir. Very atmospheric. It has very distinguishable score, and the lightning is very well done. Rourke used to be a proper actor, and he is really good in this. The only big minus I found about this film is the last act - a bit too straight forward for my taste.
Rated 22 Oct 2016
72
42nd
Whoa, Mickey Rourke used to look like a human being? Cool. He was really good here. And so was Deniro in his very small role. The atmosphere of this movie could be described as gothic noir. Its look is dark, grimy and sweaty. I don't really have a ton to say about this, other than I enjoyed the story and the style. And the ending was pretty satisfying. But overall I don't think this would be one I'd ever revisit.
Rated 04 Mar 2022
65
53rd
De niro is quite convincing as satan, but mickey rourke is a pretty decent bruce willis, too.
Rated 15 Oct 2013
70
56th
It's interesting to see Mickey Rourke before he started melting.
Rated 24 Jan 2020
89
86th
Parker's preoccupation with Deep South black culture is... interesting. Rourke is phenomenal, and the moody, haunting sax score is my favorite ever. Having listened to the final theme over a hundred times, I realized that during flashes of foreshadowing dysphoric alterations of the song are played. A lot of people criticize this for the somewhat predictable ending, but the overwhelmingly foreboding atmosphere is the focus for me. S my D this is a fucking masterpiece
Rated 19 Jul 2009
79
70th
The movie works really well in its more stylistic or experimental moments (De Niro made eating an egg really frightening); what works against it is the ending you already saw coming (reminds me of that one Chan-wook Park film...). It's still a great film for what it is, with a fantastic premise that stays with you.
Rated 18 Jan 2012
80
84th
Stylish neo-noir from back in the day when Mickey Rourke still looked like a human being. Kinda like a cross between Chinatown and Rosemary's Baby. It's a little cheesy at times, especially towards the end, and the plot requires a few large pinches of salt, but on the whole it's very atmospheric and I had fun watching it. De Niro is very memorable in his small role.
Rated 17 Feb 2021
72
72nd
A conga line of people with buckets of red liquid all being dumped onto Mickey Rourke's lily white ass as he writhes atop a Cosby Show daughter with hairy armpits.
Rated 18 Nov 2010
81
86th
A great brooding atmosphere (and soundtrack), wonderful set design and Mickey Rourke has never been better. Still holds up very well.
Rated 26 Mar 2010
79
84th
Great cinematography, great performances and an excellent mood held throughout the run-time really complement this film. Saw the ending coming a mile away however.
Rated 24 Jul 2015
55
58th
Can I say that a film is predictable almost 30 years after it's release? I'm pretty sure Mickey Rourke just got into acting to bang actresses on camera. Did you see him go to town on Lisa Bonet's nips? Like a newborn piglet searching for milk.
Rated 23 Jul 2012
94
89th
Brilliant hybrid of supernatural horror and film noir, stunningy directed by Parker (with an especially creative use of sound design) and showcasing Rourke in an excellent, Bogart-like performance (though several degrees seedier). De Niro is wickedly amusing in a sinister supporting role, and the film cheerfully wallows in depravity, but balances it all with an unexpected vein of black humour.
Rated 08 Apr 2012
68
65th
Devilish noir? Maybe Rourke's most serviceable role of the 80's and Lisa Bonet is sexy.
Rated 04 Oct 2018
70
21st
Angel Heart is a film I've been telling myself to watch for fifteen years, and I probably would've liked it more fifteen years ago, back when I was wide-eyed, back when I followed the thin plot threads and didn't try to see the plot's gears. But I called the ending within the first ten minutes and I guess I'm a little annoyed that it still went there. What this needed was more misdirection. Parker's stylish direction is still fun, and Rourke is surprisingly excellent.
Rated 14 Nov 2015
75
61st
It's not brilliant by any means, but watchable. A few scenes do some good things, but I couldn't feel it develop a satisfactory flow. Since it was going in a pretty obvious direction, getting the journey right felt pretty important. Oh well.
Rated 06 Jul 2014
86
69th
Wait, Mickey Rourke was in this? Where was he?
Rated 08 May 2009
4
35th
Slow moving and overpraised movie. The only thing worth watching was De Niro but he was only in it for like 10 minutes. Shame. Also features some of the worst editing I've ever seen.
Rated 08 Jun 2018
60
39th
Could Cyphre's identity be the most heavily-telegraphed twist in film history? The novel is actually even more heavy-handed, with Angel and Cyphre's initial meeting taking place at...666 5th Avenue, I shit you not. Angel Heart gets by, barely, on credible performances and a whole lot of mood and atmosphere while we wait for Angel to figure out what we already know.
Rated 05 Mar 2014
75
46th
I was looking for a southern gothic movie and somehow this one kept being mentioned. In hindsight I think it's more of a film noir, but maybe I'm just clueless. Verdict: a decent movie, strong on the atmosphere and acting, but somewhat clumsy in other aspects - the plot is very predictable, the iconography too obvious or simply not sensible, and somehow the rhythm (or montage) seemed off (but not in a good way).
Rated 26 Jul 2012
70
57th
Highbrow trash. Yeah, it's cheesy, but it's also entertaining, compelling, effectively atmospheric -thanks to Parker's memorable visual gimmicks- and featuring a strong lead performance by Rourke (I didn't care much for De Niro though).
Rated 11 Feb 2010
75
68th
I quite enjoyed this - the atmosphere is great, it's well acted and it's also suspenseful despite being a little predictable at times. And that cheap "devil eyes" effect was awfully ridiculous and completely unnecessary!
Rated 29 Apr 2021
60
47th
It's fine. I like the rainy, dirty atmosphere and the protagonist scrounging for clues.
Rated 08 Jan 2014
62
66th
Rides high on some nice shots, great music and De Niro. The twist becomes exceedingly obvious so the last act is a swing and a miss. Plus the changing eyes thing is super cheesy.
Rated 03 Mar 2012
70
63rd
Well-acted, well-shot silliness with the definite mucho plus points for sick hot Lisa Bonet.
Rated 08 Oct 2008
75
72nd
All of the actors do pretty good job and atmosphere of the movie is great. You can see the twists coming miles away and the running time could have been a bit shorter.
Rated 20 Nov 2022
69
35th
Kinda pretty good, with real directorial flair, a touch of a quirky script, and some committed and refreshing acting from Rourke. But I guess, ultimately, I just don't care about this so-so story. It appears it's all just in service to the twist at the film's very end, which actually instills some interest into this uninteresting story -- I feel like if it had been revealed closer to the film's middle, it would've made this story more exploratory and fun.
Rated 30 Jan 2011
84
77th
A great mix of horror and neo noir, and 80s Rourke is perfect for the role.
Rated 27 Jan 2008
89
95th
This movie woke me up to see films like they ought to. What is elevator here for and who's in it? Lisa Bonet in her risky role. Rourke in his best (I do not like him much).
Rated 09 Jun 2017
90
94th
Captivating film, with some great acting. Lisa Bonet is so young and gorgeous in this. Mickey Rourke pre-plastic, is another small reason to see this one.
Rated 08 Oct 2008
83
79th
Decent horror and great mystery. You can see the biggest twists coming but it still keeps you thinking and that's a rare feat.
Rated 17 Feb 2022
40
22nd
Angel Heart is neither a thriller nor a horror nor a mystery. It's just 2 hours of Rourke being a creepy, violent asshole in a lumbering movie that fails to properly create any kind of tension. Most of the film is so bright and sunny it kills the atmosphere. Replaying dialogue from the preceding scene makes it look like a parody. The twist is so on the nose i honestly thought it was misdirection. Mostly it's a boring mess that's surpassed by newer films like Seven and Memento.
Rated 21 Jun 2022
76
69th
"aynaya ne kadar kaçamak bakarsan bak, aynadaki aksin daima doğrudan gözlerinin içine bakar."
Rated 12 Nov 2007
95
63rd
THE MOST HORRIFYING FILM ROBERT DENIRO HAS EVER STARRED IN. His performance was chilling, realistic, calm, unpredictable, and nerve-racking, proving once more that he's a sensational actor with a penchant for horror.
Rated 08 Sep 2010
56
77th
#90s(e)#, story, Lisa B, Rd Niro.
Rated 01 Nov 2012
47
19th
I liked the cinematography, the acting and the unsettling tone but that's where it ends for this vastly overrated film. The screenplay is lazily written and the editing is shocking.
Rated 05 Apr 2009
66
36th
Took a lot of risks, and not many of them worked. Mickey Rourke is great, and De Niro intriguing. However, it's way too predictable (my roommate guessed the ending as soon as the first death was revealed), and it didn't handle the interesting themes as best it could.
Rated 14 Jan 2012
40
15th
this may be gold for Rourke fans, but seriously, who came up with this script? the plot is hard to follow, and to top it off the acting is flimsy at best. De Niro makes a cameo appearance at most. The only decent thing was the atmospheric photography, which is far from saving this overrated turd soup.
Rated 02 Feb 2010
45
2nd
Stupid in a very arty way. The only thing good about this film is Solomon Burke in a big red three-piece suit.
Rated 20 Jul 2015
45
20th
You can see what they were trying to accomplish, but there were just as many blemishes as bulls-eyes. The sound design is tacky at times, just like those eye effects near the end. Some of the scenes are genuinely well written, acted & paced and then you get something that choppy voodoo sex scene to act as a counter balance. The twist is underwhelming and overacted. Rourke's more contained performances echo Bruce Willis, from say, Pulp Fiction.
Rated 05 Apr 2013
1
17th
Long winded shaggy dog story that leads up to the exact twist you'll come up with within 5 seconds of reading the synopsis.
Rated 20 Mar 2007
32
22nd
DeNiro as Satan? Sign me up! Just don't force me to watch the rest of this boring mess...
Rated 06 Apr 2008
100
93rd
Haunting and well acted as well as uber-creepy! Mickey Rourkes ANGEl is tragic.Must see!
Rated 05 Oct 2007
90
81st
I wish I could remember more about this movie. I last saw it in the early 1990's, but it freaked me out so much that I couldn't watch it for years. Now that I actually *want* to watch it, I can't ever seem to find it. So is life. I had to rank it high for the years-long freak out factor.
Rated 01 Dec 2013
45
10th
Thriller film that is not very thrilling. It pretty much banks on the resolution of the mystery making this worthwhile, which IMO it fails to do. De Niro is interesting, but not a huge part of the film. Didn't do anything for me.
Rated 30 Mar 2007
80
68th
Strange movie, and consistently so in a good way. Anything with both Robert De Niro and Mickey Rourke just has to be a treat
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
98th
Nasty Nasty film, hits hard and hits home. Bloody brilliant!
Rated 30 Jun 2010
90
82nd
spooky w/good twist. love when i don't see things coming.
Rated 04 Sep 2010
40
26th
Mickey Rourke was interesting...
Rated 22 Sep 2012
70
53rd
aslinda bu puan etmezdi; agzimla gulmeyecegim gayet zottirik bi mevzusu var zira. ama sanat yonetimi, gorsel isciligi, genel ambiyansi falan iyiydi hakkaten.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
83
94th
One of the better movies of it's genre.
Rated 13 May 2023
64
62nd
neo noirs were able to make explicit the dark and evil undertones of first wave noir, and this one does it with plenty of character. Lots to pick up on, such as the "I'm from Brooklyn" line which starts out as a witty noirism but builds to some dreadful mantra. The middle carries on for one body too long, though.
Rated 19 Aug 2009
90
77th
Huge fan of this movie. Deniro was great.
Rated 15 May 2015
70
40th
Moody film-noir with an intriguing supernatural twist.
Rated 14 Mar 2014
78
58th
78.000
Rated 22 Dec 2020
70
86th
Rated 12 Mar 2012
70
54th
I dont understand the movie 100% because it had quite a lot of twists: He himself ends up being the guy he's looking for after he tried to fool the devil (which he forgets because he has multiple personality disorder) by presenting someone else to claim their soul after making a bargain, - which is never named besides the fact that he's a great lover and HAD a golden voice - but the devil knows all of this all along and is just toying with him. Great performance by de Niro and Rourke!
Rated 25 Jun 2015
51
23rd
Starts well, ends poorly. We should thank our lucky stars that Lisa Bonet was cast in this role.
Rated 18 May 2014
40
19th
The characters names in this movie are the equivalent of what a 7th grader would think is clever symbolism.
Rated 05 Aug 2020
79
81st
dedektif, kayip, iz sürme, büyü, kara büyü, şeytan, sürpriz son Bir avukat aracılığıyla Louis Cyphre'ın işini alan Angel Harold, Johnny Favourite'in hastanede bulunup bulunmadiğini ögrenmek üzere dedektiflik yapar. SPOILER adam hastanede yoktur doktor senelerde onu var göstermiştir. Bunun üzerine bu müzisyenin çevresini araştırır. İş Lousiana'da gerçekleşen büyü işlerine kadar gider. Sürükleyici, Müstehcen sahneler var.
Rated 02 Mar 2009
57
46th
Intriguing mix of film noir melodrama and satanic horror with Rourke in good form. Superstar De Niro contributes a chilling cameo as the mysterious Louis Cyphre (get it?), but too much of the plotting is pretty obvious and the twist ending owes a lot to _The Haunted Strangler_.
Rated 16 Jul 2021
65
34th
The twist couldn't be more obvious if Cypher was called Jimmy McEvil, but atmosphere and DeNiro before he started to phone it in elevate it somewhat.
Rated 05 Jul 2012
30
16th
One of the films that taught me what needs to be known about Alan Parker.
Rated 17 Aug 2008
50
34th
Clever the first time, boring the next
Rated 16 Feb 2009
75
77th
Been awhile
Rated 28 May 2008
88
77th
Robert DeNiro in the role of the Devil... fantastic!
Rated 08 Jun 2012
44
18th
the most beautiful african-americal woman i've ever seen, amazing woman!!!!
Rated 10 Aug 2008
88
97th
This movie is so powerful that even 21 years later it stands up to repeated viewing.
Rated 25 Jan 2007
84
75th
Em honra de Andrew G. Vajna (1944 - 2019). Noir de horror de alta qualidade? Não perdeu o frescor nesses trinta anos e continua de altíssimo nível na revisão, o que me faz lembrar que deveria rever todos os Alan Parker que guardo no coração desde a juventude. DVD Light Flashstar.
Rated 17 Aug 2010
85
51st
Supernatural horror done very well. DeNiro is always fun to watch and particularly so here. One of the better classic horror tales.
Rated 02 Jul 2017
63
10th
The movie starts of well and looks intriguing. Around halfway through you lose interest and look forward to the end to make sense of the absurd things you are seeing. The end does come but it leaves you wondering as you tie it to whatever you have watched before. I personally had to rely on this IMDB FAQ to save the day - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092563/faq?ref_=tt_faq_sm#.2.1.5 I don't recommend the movie. Just too confusing and not worth it.
Rated 24 Nov 2010
20
41st
"Metaphysical and emotional anemia is an important tradition in cult horror/mystery, a category the daffy plot twists and crimson, incestuous excesses of Angel Heart sit quite cozily in." - Joseph Jon Lanthier
Rated 13 Feb 2017
70
88th
great gritty sleazy black noir/supernatural mumbo jumbo. Rourke is at the top of his game here
Rated 01 Mar 2007
65
73rd
Great film.
Rated 11 Jul 2023
68
24th
This is a weird movie with some good performances. The script is strange and at time it doesn't really hold things together. Overall this film is disappointing.
Rated 27 Nov 2012
75
37th
Enjoyable up until the final act, when the film becomes unintentionally funny. Otherwise, seeing Rourke tete-a-tete with DeNiro when they were both at the top of their game is quite a treat.
Rated 16 Nov 2014
77
74th
Falls apart a bit in the last third, with a laugh worthy edit slipped in before the credits but other than that it's a pretty decent movie.
Rated 03 Oct 2010
72
54th
Young Rourkes charm is very similar to Bruce Willis in the good movies. The edit is some what slow, but the athmosphere is nice and gloomy.
Rated 30 May 2009
84
82nd
a little predictable
Rated 23 Nov 2008
88
83rd
Really mesmerizing horror cousin of sorts to Jacob's Ladder. Nightmarish and exciting with an amazing ending. One of the best horror films of the 80s.
Rated 15 Apr 2009
79
51st
Dark investigation film, the slow descent into hell is well done, but it has some rather dull bits. Good, get cheap though.
Rated 08 Mar 2008
74
30th
It's a risky, controversial movie that will interest those that love film. It isn't great by any stretch of the imagination - and there's plenty of gratuitous violence (and obvious gratuitous sex as well). It's worth seeing once, but that's about the extent of it.
Rated 13 Apr 2016
42
32nd
Angel Heart tries to mix noir and supernatural/occult horror with very limited success. While the movie holds the attention and has its moments, overall its very choppy and uneven. I also just don't enjoy the over the top satanic blood ritual type horror. Director Alan Parker did create a feeling throughout the movie. The chilling atmosphere that comes along with dark noir movies is certainly present. However, atmosphere alone doesn't make a movie.
Rated 26 Oct 2011
76
57th
76.000
Rated 28 Jun 2008
87
96th
Very Nice
Rated 27 Dec 2006
43
31st
A seemingly standard (except for elements of supernatural horror) film noir eventuating in an extremely tacky twist ending. Angel Heart actually has many good moments and some suspense, but the premise is just tasteless.
Rated 08 Sep 2017
100
93rd
One of the most atmospheric films of all times. It has something of a fable, fascinating each time, approaching inevitably the terrifying end (well, elegantly terrifying, the movie has nothing of a cheap horror). One of my personal favorites.
Rated 05 Jun 2010
87
72nd
If you put a camera on Mickey Rourke for a couple hours you can't go that wrong, but this is really cool movie on top of that. Deniro has a fun supporting performance here and the mystery that takes us through the film is engaging.
Rated 24 Aug 2023
77
64th
This is 4/5ths really cool, atmospheric, creepy movie and 1/5ths hilariously ludicrous ending that brings the film down considerably. You can see the general contours of the twists coming earlier on and I was begging to be wrong or for the movie to find a way to pull it off. When it starts going goofy it just gets goofier and goofier and Rourke (otherwise quite great in this) quickly dials it to 11 in a few scenes that would make Nic Cage blush. Still mostly very fun, but could have been more.
Rated 16 Oct 2019
10
95th
Perdede, Kadıköy Sineması.
Rated 15 Mar 2013
87
29th
not bad
Rated 15 Sep 2007
80
89th
Terrific horror mystery. The cast is great and so is the direction. I also love the music.
Rated 09 Mar 2020
44
28th
Seen: 2. I hadn't seen it in 20 years, so I gave it another go. It was exactly how I remembered it. The acting is pretty good, and the mysterious tone is adequate. It just gets really silly sometimes, and doesn't deliver anything satisfying.
Rated 27 Feb 2016
65
35th
A Southern Gothic whodunit with some pretty engrossing atmosphere. There are also some Rourke butt shots and chickens. Yup.
Rated 21 Nov 2009
58
25th
Good concept, but better as a 60 minute movie or a Twilight Zone episode.
Rated 08 Dec 2012
76
85th
Mickey Rourke looks like Leon's Gary Oldman.

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