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While pursuing a suspect one night, Chicago Police officer Sharon Pogue nearly becomes the victim of a fatal ambush...until a mysterious stranger. Catch intervenes, disarms the assassin and saves Sharon's life. A stroke of luck? A twist of fate? A concerned citizen who just happened to pass by at the right time and wasn't afraid to get involved? Maybe But Sharon and Catch have met once before.
Drama - Although the ads paint it as a psychological thriller, the film is
actually a quiet romantic drama that will have most appeal with
audiences. Fans of Jennifer Lopez also won't be disappointed.
Language and sexual content make the film inappropriate for
who would be bored, anyway.
PROFANITY: Frequent use of strong profanity. SEX/NUDITY: A brief sex scene. VIOLENCE: Some bloody shootings; a brutal fight. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: One foot chase. COMEDY: Some rare comic dialogue.
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James Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull
Review AVERAGE "It really only takes two words - sloppy and sappy - to
describe Angel Eyes. All-in-all, it's pretty much a waste of time."
Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-TimesFull
Review GOOD "Jennifer Lopez is the real thing, one of those rare
actresses who can win our instinctive sympathy. She demonstrates that in
"Angel Eyes." This is a surprisingly effective film. It is a complex,
Review BELOW AVERAGE "It gives away nothing to say that the movie, a
cumbersome dud, grows draggier with each new revelation. Jennifer Lopez needs to
be redeemed from trash like this.''
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Certainly not the highest opinions I've seen, but they're not bad. A little more than half the moviegoers rated it pretty high. Most of the remaining half rated it at least "Good" to "Fair." I would say your chances of enjoying this movie are fairly high, but your chances of loving it are somewhat lower.
Officer Sharon Pogue (Jennifer Lopez) is an excellent cop. Assigned to a high-crime district in the South Side of Chicago, her job puts her into danger on a daily basis — arresting drug
dealers, confronting armed criminals, breaking up fights. The intense anger that
often shows through her professional exterior in the face of such volatile situations leads her
partner and friend Robby (Terrence Howard) to suspect she was well-acquainted with violence long before she ever put on a uniform. But it's not something she chooses to talk about.
Sharon's dedication to her job does little to compensate for the fact that she has no personal life. She has been estranged from her family for many years. Disconnected from them and from life in general, Sharon fills her days with work and her nights with her private regrets.
Somewhere in the same neighborhood a man who goes by the name of Catch is living his own half-life. A strange, haunted soul who sleeps in an empty apartment, he spends his days dispensing little gifts of goodwill to anyone in need. If it starts to rain and he notices a car window open, Catch will roll it up; if a stranger passes by, Catch will offer a smile. Twice a week he delivers groceries to a disabled woman named Elanora Davis
(Shirley Knight). He and Elanora exchange the same light banter every time he stops by but she has learned not to ask him the kinds of questions he doesn't want to answer.
To most people who encounter him, Catch is an odd but harmless figure. To some, he appears dangerous, suspicious.. .they wonder what he is up to. But Catch is indifferent to the reactions he elicits. He moves through the landscape in a kind of existential
daze, performing his services automatically as though this is the only thing he was meant to do. Yet he seems to derive no real pleasure from it.
Like Sharon, Catch has no personal life. One night fate brings them together.