MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 224 this week

Angels & Demons (2009)

 -  Mystery | Thriller  -  15 May 2009 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 157,833 users   Metascore: 48/100
Reviews: 420 user | 291 critic | 36 from Metacritic.com

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 18 Jan 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 13 May 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 10 Jan 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 21 Mar 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Angels & Demons" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Angels & Demons (2009)

Angels & Demons (2009) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Angels & Demons.

User Polls

1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno
Phone Booth (2002)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker
Adventure | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.

Director: David Twohy
Stars: Milla Jovovich, Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant
Exam (2009)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.

Director: Stuart Hazeldine
Stars: Adar Beck, Gemma Chan, Nathalie Cox
The Village (2004)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The population of a small, isolated countryside village believe that their alliance with the mysterious creatures that inhabit the forest around them is coming to an end.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Joaquin Phoenix
Odd Thomas (2013)
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.

Director: Stephen Sommers
Stars: Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin, Leonor Varela
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Michael returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend. As the two men get to know each other, he becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand.

Director: Nelson McCormick
Stars: Penn Badgley, Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward
Fermat's Room (2007)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Four mathematicians who do not know each other are invited by a mysterious host on the pretext of resolving a great enigma. The room in which they find themselves turns out to be a ... See full summary »

Directors: Luis Piedrahita, Rodrigo Sopeña
Stars: Alejo Sauras, Elena Ballesteros, Lluís Homar
Sleuth (1972)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne
Hierro (2009)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After her son goes missing, a broken mother returns months later to the island of El Hierro to identify a body. She finds out her son is not the only one missing.

Director: Gabe Ibáñez
Stars: Elena Anaya, Bea Segura, Mar Sodupe
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.

Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, Michael Keaton
Unknown (2011)
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Stars: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Franklin Amobi ...
Curt Lowens ...
Bob Yerkes ...
...
Cardinal Baggia (as Marco Fiorini)
Edit

Storyline

Following the murder of a physicist, Father Silvano Bentivoglio, a symbolist, Robert Langdon, and a scientist, Vittoria Vetra, are on an adventure involving a secret brotherhood, the Illuminati. Clues lead them all around the Vatican, including the four altars of science, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. An assassin, working for the Illuminati, has captured four cardinals, and murders each, painfully. Robert and Vittoria also are searching for a new very destructive weapon that could kill millions. Written by XXDustfingerXX

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They Have Come For Their Revenge See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, disturbing images and thematic material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Release Date:

15 May 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Obelisk  »

Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,054,627 (UK) (15 May 2009)

Gross:

$133,375,846 (USA) (31 July 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended edition)

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Clint Eastwood expressed interest in directing the film, but Ron Howard was contractually obligated to it because of his contract from The Da Vinci Code (2006). See more »

Goofs

In the end scene, Professor Langdon makes the comment that there have been multiple Marks and Johns in Papal history. In reality, there has been only one Pope remotely named Mark (Marcus 18 January 336
  • 7 October 336). While there have been multiple popes named Marcellus, they would not have been referred to as Mark.
See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: The Ring of the Fisherman, which bears the official papal seal, must be destroyed immediately following the Pope's death. The papal apartment is then sealed for nine days of mourning, a period known as "Sede Vacante", the time of the empty throne.
See more »


Soundtracks

Gregorian Chant: Requiem Aeternam-Introitus (VI)
from "Liturgia Defunctorum, Missae Pro Defunctis"
Traditional
Performed by Schola of the Hofburgkapelle, Vienna
Hubert Dopf S.J.
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Despite its obvious flaws, A&D is surprisingly good.
12 May 2009 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

Before seeing the sneak preview today of Angels & Demons, I cleared my mind of any uncertainties that might hold me back from enjoying it; the enormous amount of hatred towards Dan Brown, the fact that it was written by Dan Brown, and because Dan Brown's name is slapped on all of the posters. I went in with an open mind, and expected the worse, but instead what I got was a 2 and a half hour Roman cat and mouse game with Forrest Gump, and that is by all means good entertainment value.

The movie hangs loosely on the actual novel itself. Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Hanks) jets off to Rome after the Pope's sudden death and the re-election through Papal Conclave. Arranging all of this is the carmelengo, Patrick McKenna (McGregor). However, he soon learns of a new threat, one that involves a secret brotherhood making its presence known, an anti-matter time bomb that Vatican City is now targeted with and the kidnapping of four cardinals. Langdon, using his intellects (and trust me, you'll be hearing a LOT from it) is given the task of finding and rescuing them using the mysterious Path of Illumination. Aiding him on the quest is CERN scientist Vittoria Vetra (Zurer), who is also the co-creator of the anti-matter.

The movie itself runs at an uneven pace. One minute Langdon and the Swiss Guard are speeding to save a branded cardinal, the next minute he bores you with pointless information about every random object he passes, evidently slowing the book's much anticipated action/thriller sequences down. It makes for an interesting read on paper, but on screen it can go either way.

The character's are decently written onto the big screen. Ewan McGregor does a convincing performance as the quiet but knowledgeable Patrick McKenna, famous accent included. Tom Hanks is slightly more agile, intellectually and physically, since his last performance in the mediocre Da Vinci Code. Stellen Skarsgard plays Commander Richter, the straight-faced leader of the Swiss Guard. Unfortunately, neither his nor Ayelet Zurer's performance are worthwhile ones, and instead of playing a part in the story, they are just kicked aside as assets.

However, Angels & Demons accomplishes what DVC could never; a thrilling fast-paced movie filled with satisfying explosions, beautiful recreations of St. Peter's Square and Basilica (including many of the churches) and a pulsing bomb counting down the midnight hour. Ron Howard does a decent job at directing this second Langdon adventure, this time taking in much criticism and almost completely exchanging the boring dialogue for tense chases (almost).

While newcomers might call it a "National Treasure 3" with a much larger threat, there is still enough contagious suspense/thriller eye-candy and brilliant still shots of Rome to breathe in. Fans of the book might feel differently towards the movies drastic changes, but considering the amount of blasphemy and inaccuracy it generates, A&D does exceedingly well at keeping the viewer locked on to the screen this time rather than on their sleepy shoulder.

A good book-to-movie adaption that will both appeal and entertain.

7.4/10


186 of 327 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Can totally understand the hate for this movie..... Echo-99
So the plot of this movie was... mpoconnor7
Langdon and Latin Belethin
movie..real? sadieplo
STUPIDEST movie over acting and plain awful carly1964
best drinking game ever scottshogs
Discuss Angels & Demons (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?