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We're No Angels (1989)

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Weak '80s fish-out-of water tale has violence, profanity.

Movie PG-13 1989 107 minutes
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WE'RE NO ANGELS may be tough sell for adults, it's unlikely to attract teens. It has a couple of bankable, still-recognizable stars in De Niro, Penn, and Demi Moore and a talented supporting cast, but the crux of this movie -- two escaped convicts passing as priests -- only has so much mileage, and that mileage runs out quickly. So much of the gags are simply watching these roughnecks attempt to pass muster, receive confessions, and guide the bumbling souls of this small Depression-era town, and it just can't sustain the length. There's a little profanity, a brief flash of nudity, and a few deaths by gunshot, but none of that holds a candle to the lack of spark in the rest of the movie.

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