Two emotionally scarred people, Sharon Pogue and Steve Catch Lambert meet and slowly fall in love. Sharon is a Chicago police officer who grew up in a dysfunctional home. Her father would at times get violent with her mother and while he would never touch her, the psychological damage was done. She is haunted not only by her family environment but that she is now shunned by her father after she reported him to the police. For Catch, a tragic accident he blames on himself has resulted in him blocking out the past. He lives alone in an unfurnished apartment refusing to acknowledge the tragedy in his past. As they get to know and trust one another, Sharon realizes she has met Catch before.
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"Frank's" review is an exact word-for-word copy of Roger Ebert's review. Hey man, if you don't have an orignal opinion, don't "review"."Angel Eyes" is a great movie - heartfelt and most importantly realistic. It turns out to be about family, honor, and inner strength; all elements we seem to be missing from today's current films.What this movie began as (as I thought it to be) became something entirley different - and I dig that. Don't delay. Plus, for guys, this is the ultimate date movie! It will even make you think.
This film was very well plotted and it had some good action scenes in it. The overall story was very touching, and I definately felt for the characters of the film, especially Catch. I think that the chemistry in this film between the two major actors was superb. Contrary to popular belief by some reviewers on here...I think that Jennifer Lopez is a real good actress. I feel that she has the talent to play a wide variety of characters, and she should be recognized for this fact more often. The only problem that I had with this film was in the beginning it was a bit confusing as to who was who, and what role they played in the film, but the film has done a good job in pulling things together. At the end of the film you will no longer be confused, but indeed pleased with the heart wrenching ending.
First, note to all brain dead film makers: If you're going to open yourfilm with a location shot that includes Toronto's CN Tower, don't setthe story in Chicago.I'm sick of seeing obviously Canadian cities substituting for New York,Boston, Chicago, etc, etc. If you're going to film in Toronto,Vancouver, or Montreal then, you airheads, set the story in thosecities. Or . . . don't choose filming locations and shots that screamyou're not even in the U.S., never mind the city you purport to be thestory's location.That aside, I really enjoyed this film, mainly because Jennifer Lopezand Jim Caviezel are so likable together here. This is one of Lopez'sbetter performances as well. She's as good as she was in "Out ofSight." The film is a gentle love story about two people haunted by havingunwittingly destroyed their families. They have a brief, chanceencounter during one family's tragedy, and then as strangers are drawntogether a year later; neither having a conscious recollection of theother. The relationship that develops after their second meeting givesboth the strength to acknowledge and come to terms with their losses aswell as find healing in each other.
J'Lo is know to be sexy and hot in "Selena", "Anaconda" and "Out ofSight". But in the movie Angel Eyes, it's all but eyes. It was moretoned down than "Out of Sight", but J'Lo is always hotter than ever.Playing a tough cop is always a good thing for her to be. But in themovie, she got a little more serious there. The guy called Catch islike the person who wants to start over, but when your family dies howcan you forget? A terrible car accident claims his son and wife, and hedoesn't want to talk about to anyone around. The cop played by J'Lo hasa few skeletons of her own. The father was abusive in the past, and herfamily is bond by it. She gets mad at her in-laws, and they fight withher as well. The only comfort she finds are her partner and Catch. Itwas painful, but this movie was promising. I think it makes a goodromance movie as well. This is what I called a match made in heaven.RATING 3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS.
Jennifer Lopez seems to be two different characters in her real life.She is a dynamic dancer/singer with a mediocre voice whose sexiness makes her adored as JoLo by the tenny bopper set(of all ages). Then there is the acting side of her talent that is underrated and tends to be pushed into the background. It's a shame because this woman can act. Attractive women have pointed out over the years that beauty and sex appeal do not always work in their favor. I hope JoLocan overcome her "handicap". She shines in this movie as does her costar Jim Caviezel. It's a serious movie about love and loss,about family and suffering, that's worth a watch. The supporting cast does a good job,especially Shirley Knight,who always manages to add to the picture in her cameo-like roles. The soundtrack is also excellent. This film is a little slow in parts and it lacks the usual portions of graphic violence and nudity so some will be disappointed. I was not.
I didn't see this film in theaters because the reviews were bad, then I watched it recently in a hotel room. I was so pleasantly surprised with Jennifer Lopez's performance, the writing, the direction and the level of taste all around that I watched it again in another hotel room, then I pre-ordered the DVD so my husband could watch with me. James Caviezel is haunting as the man who has withdrawn from life (I never thought he was dead throughout the film, just wounded emotionally). I thought the relationship between the Lopez and him was realistic and sweet without being mushy. Lopez is edgy and vulnerable and a far better actress than she is given credit for being. Her last scene regarding her father is stunning and very emotional. Quite extraordinary in its restraint and good taste. I have decided after seeing films like this that were panned by critics (Moulin Rouge is another example)that I will ignore the critics and go with judgment. You should, too.
This review is from: Angel Eyes (DVD) As a Victim Advocate, I found this story to have very truthful elements in it. Sadly, abusers don't think they are in the wrong.
Almost but not quite terrible film concerns cop Lopez falling for a weirdowho saves her life and was intertwined with her thru other events. Lopez isso bad that her 'naturally jive'manner of speech comes off as pretentious,silly AND phony. Commercial breaks wouldn't hurt this film but they wouldlikely edit out Jennifer's wonderful "hourglass"/
I bought the DVD hoping there would be some interviews behind the scenes footage or stuff like that, but there is nothing! All there is is some commentary from the director which really isn't that interesting. They do have all the actors listed with all the movies they've been in. Don't get me wrong, Angel Eyes is a good movie, but the DVD is nothing special. If you're expecting a lot from the DVD, don't. Save some money and buy the VHS or just rent it.
Before I saw this film and, in fact before I saw any film starring J-Lo,Isimply cast her off as another celebrity who had succeeded at singing andwas now trying to be an actress as if the transition was obligatory.However, it seems I misjudged her as I really enjoyed this film. Ok, sothiswasn't just because of Jennifer - James Caveizel was brilliant as themysterious "Catch", the plot was intense and intriguing yet very movingandthe cinematic effects perfectly portrayed the distorted visions andflashbacks seen through Catch's eyes. Nevertheless, Lopez played acrediblerole in making this a surprisingly poignant film. Her performance was notonly believable but passionate and of a very high quality. Having alsoseenMs. Lopez in last year's "The Wedding Planner", which, although was onlyalight hearted romantic comedy, proved she could do funny and sweet at thesame time, I believe she has now established herself as a plausibleactressand am keen to see more of her upcoming films. And let's face it, havingacted in a variety of films - thrillers, romances, comedies - and beingoneof the most famous r'n'b singers of the 21st Century with REAL talent,J-Lo'aint just a pretty face!
this was just plain horrible. As i was watching this trash I was gettingsobored because nothing was happening. I dont really think that this moviehasmuch of a plot because the guy in the movie is kind of a front from whatthey portray his character to be in the commercials. Not to mention thishasone of the worst endings in movie history! J-lo was already starting tofalloff in my opinion at this point after the cell and the wedding plannerbutthis put the icing on the cake! the funny thing is that i kind of thinkthatthis movie is better then "enough" but thats not saying much atall!
I can't tell you how many times I have seen the C.N Tower in this movie.Even thought this movie was shot in Toronto, it was taking place in Chicago.I think editing was horrible. Viewers see "Toronto Sun" newspaper boxes, andthere was a scene with a Canadian flag draped over a park, and my gosh, thedowntown Toronto skyline is very noticable in some scenes. To top things offthe acting was horrific. Jennifer Lopez should stay away from scripts as shepossibally can. She deserves a razzy award.
This review is from: Angel Eyes (DVD) The movie was very touching. Do not expect this to be a true love story of love for family. Jennifer Lopez and Jim Caviezel are beautiful together.
`Angel Eyes' is an excellent character study that is not likely to have muchmass appeal. It requires a very patient viewer due to its deliberate pacingand subtle presentation. The great majority of viewers want to be activelyentertained when they go to the movies and this is not that sort of film. Viewing this film is more like trying to navigate a ship through a fog. Youhave to stay alert and try to figure things out as yougo.The story by Gerald De Pego is well written, presenting two very flawedcharacters that spend the entire story struggling to overcome a considerableamount of emotional baggage. I give director Luis Mandoki extremely highmarks for his presentation. Mandoki takes his time and unfolds the storygradually with great nuance. He takes great care to make sure to avoidbeing obvious. Despite the fact that it is readily apparent that Catch(James Caviezel) is the same man that Sharon (Jennifer Lopez) helped in thecar wreck in the opening scene (no spoiler here, they almost spoon feed thisto you on the movie jacket) everything else needs to be discovered. Mandoki artfully introduces characters in a consistently nebulous way. Whenwe meet a new character we are not exactly sure during the beginning of thescene to whom we are being introduced and why he or she is important. It isas if we are overhearing a conversation between two people and we are tryingto figure out how they know one another. The viewer is forced to think (arisky concept with today's fast-food-cinema mentality). Mandoki constantlysupplies us with vague information, forcing us to ask ourselves, `Okay, howdoes this fit in.' It makes the film much more intriguing.My only criticism of Mandoki is that he tries to do too much with Sharon'sfamily relationships. He makes it a full blown subplot that bogs down analready convoluted tale, taking us away from the real story which is aboutCatch and Sharon. The entire party scene after the renewal of vows iscompletely superfluous. The scenes of Sharon and her partner having soulsearching conversations should also have been cut. Another annoying detailis that Sharon and Catch are constantly driving around wearing no seatbelts, which seems to me to be terribly incongruous given that one is a copand the other a serious auto accident victim.The acting is terrific. This is the best performance I have seen to date byJennifer Lopez. This part tests her talent with its breadth and shedelivers a full ranging performance. Sharon is an extremely complexcharacter filled with self doubt, anger and misplaced aggression. Lopezplays her flawlessly with a delicate combination of toughness and emotionalvulnerability, which is a difficult balance to achieve. Her love scenes aretender and sincere, and her banter with fellow cops is smart andfeisty.I was impressed by James Caviezel's performance in `Frequency', but Ienjoyed this role even better. Catch is an enigmatic character driftingthrough a period of anomie. There is a duality to him, defeated anddespondent, yet with a hint of seemingly inconsistent strength that emergesoccasionally from his listlessness. Caviezel's performance appears unevenas we watch it, yet it is perfectly presented and fits the charactercompletely once we learn the whole story about him. It is a marvelousinterpretation of a complicated and puzzling individual.This film is a wonderful character study that is likely to be grosslyunappreciated for its intricacy and strong direction. The characterdevelopment is masterfully done and the acting is superlative. I rated itan 8/10. It is an intelligent and sensitive story for the refined viewer.
This movie was put out as a thriller on the commercials, making it seemlikethe premise is about a cop who meets a guy who turns out to be a serialkiller. When in fact, this movie is a great love story. Jennifer LopezplaysSharon Pogue, a tough female police officer, who is still recovering fromanabusive childhood. Apparently when she was seventeen, she called the copsand got her father (Victor Argo) arrested after he beat her mom (SoniaBraga) up. She hasn't been in contact with her family since then; untilnow,when the family reluctantly invites her to a ceremony renewing her parentsvows. The there is Catch Lambart, played by Jim Caviezal. He is a wandererwho lives in an apartment equipped with about three items - a bed, a light,and a table. Catch never smiles; however, he does walk around looking forgood deeds to do. The two emotionally torn people meet when Catch tacklesSharon's assassin who is seeking vengeance of the death of his brother. Thetwo quickly fall in love. But now Sharon wants to know about Catch's past,which he wont say a word about. And basically the rest of the movie isaboutthe Sharon trying tragicly dealing with her abusive childhood, Sharontryingto find out more about Catch, and Catch knocking down the wall he builtaround his past.I can honestly say that Jennifer Lopez delivers one of her bestperformancessurrounded by the character of Karen Sisco in "Out of Sight", and hershould-have-won-an-oscar performance in "Selena". Jim Caviezal also did agreat job, keeping it "real". But Jennifer Lopez is the major power-hitterin this movie. Jennifer never had to belch an emotion out, it was naturalfor her. Guys, ask a girl on a date and GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!
This is the type of movie that makes you leave the theater shaking your head thinking that you could write a better movie. Well, newsflash: you could. A monkey with a red crayon and a limitless supply of freezer paper could produce a script with more artistic value than this absolute stinker in under 6 hours. I mean come on, suspension of disbelief is one thing (I'm not the type of person that plays "Gotcha!" with Star Trek movies--You know, the guy who gripes that transinduction thrusters can't possibly produce a blue ion field) but the screenwriters assume a level of stupidy not seen in an audience since "Erin Brockovich" started winning Academy Awards. So the 105-pound, Jennifer Lopez is able to defy the laws of physics and suplex a 280-pound criminal in a wide arc over her head, slamming him onto the hood of her police car and arrest him all by her lonesome? (Not without transinduction thrusters she can't and I certainly didn't see any blue ion field emanating from her ample exhaust manifold.) But probably the worst part of this movie is the encouragment it gives to stalkers everywhere: Jimmy Boy, I loved ya in "Thin Red Line," you did a good job in "The Passion" but i gotta ask, did you even read this script? In this movie Jim Caviezel plays a creepy stalker who leaves a dead mound of dandilion fuzz at J-Lo's door and basically harasses her relentlessly. After seeing J-Lo DDT a 700-pound gorilla with her bare hands earlier (see above) I began to get excited at this point, expecting her to snap the slight-of-frame Caviezel into 17 pieces. But of course, being one of the worst movies of all time, in "Angel Eyes" the stalker doesn't get a faceful of mace or even a restraining order, he gets to sleep with J-Lo! What? Huh? The writers make a blind stab at being artistic with the forced methaphor of having Caviezel refurnish his apartment after each rendezvous with Lopez, showing how he's putting his life back together. Dude, you're a stalker. You belong in Attica or on the Sexual Predator Registry, not in Pottery Barn buying accessories for a rent-controlled apartment in Brooklyn. However, at least I did learn something from this movie: (1) Callista Flockhart could defeat The Rock in a fistfight according to the PC lala's who wrote this garbage and (2) J-Lo enjoys being stalked... excellent news indeed.
This review is from: Angel Eyes (DVD) I just love this movie. The copy you sent us has definitely lived up to our expectations. We received it quickly, and we enjoyed it the same evening that we received it. The chemistry between Jennifer Lopez and James Cavizel is amazing and the story is great. This movie is "Angel Eyes."
couldn't agree more with Jugu Abraham (email@example.com)'scomments on this movie!especially when Jugu talks about the movie business 'handling' a modestyet good movie like this, or Jennifer Lopez's 'true acting' in so"Razzie" a manner!? (sure JL's face has some kind of a smile on itoften times that doesn't quite go with a sad moment, but hey, that'sher natural looks after all! many people are like that ...)well, what better can we expect of the "paparazzi / tabloid" movieindustry of Hollywood and its mostly pseudo-intellectual elite? (forthe most part though; otherwise, there is a reasonable deal ofthoughtful stuff in Hollywood too to be fair.)yes, i think it is really tricky to tell a sentimental story withouttoo sentimentally ruining it while at the same time delving deeper intopeople's minds and emotions. especially in movies. and this one hasdone a really good job indeed considering just that fact.and Jugu, you're so right; a movie can be so emotional, sexy,provocative even and all that without necessarily showing sex sodirectly. in fact, the Stephen-King-style psycho-analytical thrillerclichÃ©'s and their so naive imitation clones in the last three decadesor so, with all the torn apart and violent sex in so many mediocremovies post-'60s, blended with all the shoot 'em up / blast 'em off /kick their butts video games post-'70s, plus all the hype andsuperstition that is being fed to people in the name of "dooms day"SciFi (majority of them at least) have removed that soft and peacefuland humane experiences of life almost totally! ("Why does everybodyhave to rush things these days?" Catch'es MIL in the scene JL goes totalk to her about his past.) the 'blues cafÃ©' scene is particularlygood, with one of the best choices of old and forgotten yet sobeautiful a melody that is so appropriate not only to the scene, butalso to evoke emotions and memories many of us seem to have lost andforgotten ...(yes Ray Romano: we used to play the Love Story on our pianos at homein the not so distant past, didn't we? ... whatever became of that?)another part that is SO good by all standards, is when JL talksdirectly into the camera in the party scene. not only it is soinnovative technically speaking, but it is to the point! a clichÃ©' ofour lives (recording our clichÃ©' moments of life on video almostconstantly) is broken, or put to good use to use a better term, in thisparticular section of the movie.there is action in this movie, there is adventure, there is drama,there is fun, there is even sex and violence and everything that theindustry requires a "financially successful movie" to have, yet it isneither of them. it is just plain good stuff in here! there are greatmovies (in terms of production) that are seldom great. there are smallmovies (in terms of production) that are just so great in content andthe effect they have on the viewer can last forever perhaps. this oneis one of them: angel eyes."... it doesn't have to be perfect, it can be whatever it is!" - fromthe movie.
I saw Angel Eyes awhile ago, it was OK, definitely A serious type ofmovie and an unusual one and Lopez doesn't play her usual type of role.This movie, although it is well written and different, didn't do it forme at all though . Jennifer Lopez does do an OK job here,it's not herusual fluff role and she proves she can actually act but I still justcouldn't get into this film. I felt it was to dreary, to plodding andas good as Lopez was I never felt I was watching anything other thenJennifer Lopez portray a movie character. However, that being said, Ican appreciate that it is a bit different and very well acted.The film is not what I'd ever consider to be bad, and it was Poignantand touching in many places and yes I shed a few tears so because ofthat I did rate it average. However, it just did not appeal to mypersonal tastes although some people may love it but was a good rolefor Lopez, as she shows she has some talent with this movie.Angel Eyes was a very sad movie that most definitely isn't a fluff typeof film and that I could appreciate even if it did not appeal to mepersonally. I didn't like it all that much but would recommend it toany fan of Lopez who wants to see her in a more serious role.
Ok, is this movie a Drama, thiller, Love story. Well it is none of theabove. This movie does not know what it is. It jumps arounds trying to addsomething to the movie. All you have is a movie that jumps around, makesnosence and has bad acting by Jen Lopaz (like she could do anything but badacting, if you could call it acting). I received free tickets to themoviesbut I feel was ripped off 2 hours of my life.