We're No Angels

We're No Angels

Neil Jordan (1989)

15 Certificate


Our Score
The film that hastened director Neil Jordan's departure from Hollywood actually isn't that bad, just a disappointing waste of an impressive array of talent. The script, loosely based on the Humphrey Bogart/Peter Ustinov film of the 1950s, is by David Mamet, and the cast includes Robert De Niro, Sean Penn and Demi Moore. Yet the result is a fitfully funny farce in which escaped cons De Niro and Penn pose as priests as they attempt to cross the border to Canada. Moore's role is mainly decorative and the best performances come from a wily support cast, which includes Bruno Kirby, Wallace Shawn and, most notably, Ray McAnally in his last film, role as the evil prison warden.


Two escaped convicts turn to the Church for sanctuary, disguising themselves as priests to evade the attentions of the police - but their new-found faith soon lands them in hot water. Comedy, starring Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Demi Moore, Bruno Kirby, Hoyt Axton, James Russo and Ray McAnally.

Cast & Crew

Ned Robert De Niro
Jim Sean Penn
Molly Demi Moore
Father Levesque Hoyt Axton
Deputy Bruno Kirby
Warden Ray McAnally
Bobby James Russo
Translator Wallace Shawn
Sheriff Jay Brazeau
Mrs Blair Elizabeth Lawrence
Young monk John C Reilly
Bishop Nogulich Ken Buhay
Rosie Jessica Jickels
Director Neil Jordan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains swearing and some violence.Available on: video