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Almost An Angel

  Almost An Angel Review
Tookey's Rating
1 /10
Average Rating
2.57 /10
Paul Hogan, Elias Koteas , Linda Kozlowski
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Directed by: John Cornell
Written by: Paul Hogan

Released: 1990
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 95

A supposedly lovable criminal (Paul Hogan) returns to earth as a trainee angel, and helps a dying paraplegic (Elias Koteas) and his bespectacled sister (Linda Kozlowski) to keep open a day-care centre for the local latch-key kids.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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An Australian-American turkey with the charm of a funnel-web spider, the pace of a catatonic Koala, and the wit of a dehydrated dingo. Hogan has only himself to blame, since he wrote and executive-produced it. John Cornell directs so unattractively that Miss Kozlowski looks no better even after she has removed her glasses. Proof that, though the Devil may have all the good tunes, God has some of the most nauseating movies.


The movie's plot is not exactly sophisticated, and some of the sequences are so naive that they seem borrowed from old grade-B westerns... But the movie's low-key charm and goodwill make up for a lot. And so does Hogan's natural, entertaining screen presence.

(Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)


No-effort vanity project with only Paul Hogan's easygoing charm to fill the space between the sprocket holes.


Almost a turkey.

(Mark Kermode, Time Out)

"This awful load of mush, written by Hogan, is so unbelievably sentimental they should be handing out sick bags to the audience.

(Simon Rose, Essential Film Guide, 1993)

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