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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Danny Glover
Christopher Lloyd
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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William Dear
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Dorothy Kingsley
George Wells
Holly Goldberg Sloan
Holly Goldberg Sloan
Dorothy Kingsley
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Angels
Syrupy remake of the 1951 comedy about angels and baseball.


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Plot
In answer to a little boy's plea, a team of angels descend from heaven to aid a failing baseball team.


Verdict
Failing to pull off its loftier ambitions, this clumsy remake though pleasingly played and boasting some nifty special effects, eventually cuts its losses by plumping for sloppy, overplayed schmaltz. The problem is, even the weeniest of viewers are likely to see through it.


Reviewed by Julie Stevens

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