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By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

"Twilight with angels" feels too late to be relevant.

Movie PG-13 2017 91 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 10+

Amazing and Beautiful

It's really great. If you love fantasies then this is your book. I love it and I want part 2 of the movie.
age 18+

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Coming several years too late to capitalize on the height of the book series' popularity, this supernatural teen romance isn't good enough to merit any sequels. Kate's Fallen books have sold more than 10 million copies, but they were published from 2009-2012, after the peak of the paranormal romance craze started by Twilight, and there doesn't seem to be an audience clamoring for this right now. Irvine, who has range as an actor, is limited here to exaggerated looks of confusion, hurt, longing, and anger. Timlin and Kirke have good best-friend chemistry, but that can't make up for some of the movie's more ridiculous aspects -- like how the script is never able to clearly articulate what's happening or why there's a strange concentration of teen angels at the same reform school.

Even devoted fans of the book will feel disappointed that, despite some decent actors, this adaptation is unnecessarily convoluted, has an eye-rollingly predictable romance (the love triangle in the book is better handled than the one in the movie), and finishes with a frustrating scene that makes it clear the filmmakers hoped more movies would be forthcoming. That seems unlikely, considering how long it took to even release this installment. Fallen seems destined to join Vampire Academy, Beautiful Creatures, and The Mortal Instruments (to name a few) as the latest popular YA book series to get a one-and-done adaptation.

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