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Based on 36 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
This kind of film requires us to be very forgiving, and if we are, it promises to entertain. Angels & Demons succeeds.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Plucking the same violent, occult strings as "Da Vinci" while avoiding its leadenness, Angels keeps the action coming for the best part of 139 minutes.
67
The new movie is an opulent-bordering-on-hysterical mass of chitchat and chase scenes.
63
The movie can be enjoyed for the hell-raising hooey it is.
63
A far sight nimbler than its plodding predecessor, where the Holy Grail turns out to be a Holy Girl. The sequel is a little like CSI: Vatican City.
63
It's got enough going on to sustain five blockbuster thrillers. That is its blessing and its curse.
60
Despite the overlong running time, the action moves smoothly and swiftly.
50
Angels doesn't know when to quit: Just when you think it's over, it continues.
50
San Francisco Chronicle
Preposterous.
40
Wall Street Journal
Angels & Demons is a serious slog. Still, it's an odd kind of a slog that manages to keep you partially engaged, even at its most esoteric or absurd.
40
Presumably in response to criticism that "The Da Vinci Code" was static and talky, director Ron Howard has made Angels & Demons frantic -- and, well, talky.

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