Angel Heart
Angel Heart (1987)

The time is the 1950s: seedy Brooklyn private eye Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke) is hired by shady Louis Cyphre (Robert De Niro) to locate a pop singer who reneged on a debt. Harry ventures into Harlem, the first step of a Heart of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 6, 1987
DVD Release Date: June 23, 1998
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Angel Heart lures viewers into its disturbing, brutal mystery with authentic noir flair and a palpably hypnotic mood.

Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Metaphysical and emotional anemia is an important tradition in cult horror/mystery, a category the daffy plot twists and crimson, incestuous excesses of Angel Heart sit quite cozily in.

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Grant Watson
Fiction Machine

Angel Heart is a stylish, arresting, and beautifully sculpted thriller.

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Hilary Mantel
The Spectator

'The banality of evil' is a phrase one hears. It doesn't mean that you can represent evil with cliches.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Angel Heart is a thriller and a horror movie, but most of all it's an exuberant exercise in style, in which Parker and his actors have fun taking it to the limit.

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Richard Freedman
Newhouse News Service

Angel Heart has more style than substance. But what style!

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Caroline Madden
Screen Queens

A sexy and loopy nightmare drenched in blood.

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Graeme Tuckett

Angel Heart is a grim, funny, moving, clever and nearly ageless film.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Parker's text is impossibly rich, impossibly complex.

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Tony Sokol
Den of Geek

[This genre] is especially satisfying for me because it mixes menace from two sources. There is no femme more fatale than Mr. Scratch. There is no noir darker than the promise of the pits of hell.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A spectacular thriller that knows how to combine noir and horror, with a beautiful cinematography, flawless editing, a remarkable performance by Mickey Rourke… More
Kevin M. Williams
Altho the destination is apparent early on, nonetheless its the journey that makes this trip into steamy voodoo country enjoyable. See Mickey Roarke at the top… More
Alex roy
Psychological horror films are quite hard to pull off, but Angel; Heart on the other hand is a stunning achievement, a film that is so haunting, dark atmosphere… More
xGary Xx
Down at heel private eye Harry Angel is employed to track down an old time crooner and becomes embroiled in a world of black magic and murder. Allan… More
Clintus Maximus
I thoroughly enjoyed this film, though it was creepy enough to make my skin crawl. I sensed a palpable stench of death throughout the film. The acting was… More
David Ladd
What can I say but I love this film. Its one of my all time favorites. I will try to keep this as short and sweet as I can because I could just go on and on… More