Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes

Luis Mandoki (2001)

99min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this unconventional romance from director Luis Mandoki, Jennifer Lopez is excellent as embittered Chicago cop Sharon Pogue, who's hopelessly at odds with her father and brother's brutality towards their wives. On the streets, however, she is as aggressive as they are until rescued one day by enigmatic drifter Catch (Jim Caviezel). The two begin a tentative "relationship", but Lopez soon realises that Caviezel's ethereal manner has its roots in a tragic accident. Here Mandoki examines whether people with damaged personalities can come together in spite of their emotional baggage, and it's this darker slant that makes Angel Eyes intriguing. What lets it down is an appalling finale, which reeks of schmaltz and studio pressure for a conventional ending. The director should never have compromised.

Summary

Chicago cop Sharon Pogue struggles to hide her pain-filled past from everyone - until a mysterious stranger saves her from an attacker. The pair begin a tentative relationship, but Sharon begins to suspect that her rescuer is hiding a tragic secret. Drama, starring Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel, Terrence Howard and Sonia Braga.

Cast & Crew

Sharon Pogue Jennifer Lopez
Steven `Catch' Lambert Jim Caviezel
Robby Terrence Howard
Josephine Pogue Sonia Braga
Larry Pogue Snr Jeremy Sisto
Carl Pogue Victor Argo
Elanora Davis Shirley Knight
Kathy Pogue Monet Mazur
Larry Pogue Jr Daniel Magder
Annie Lambert Guylaine St Onge
Director Luis Mandoki
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Edited for some of its language, and contains violence and sex scenes. Available on: video and DVD
Drama