We’re No Angels

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  1. 36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This is MY Christmas Movie, December 24, 2000
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    Tracy Rowan “dargelos” (Chicago, IL USA) –
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    This review is from: We’re No Angels [VHS] (VHS Tape)

    Every year around the holidays, I sit down with a cup of coffee, wrap an afghan around myself and fall under the spell of this film yet again. It’s the story of three convicts trying to escape Devil’s Island at Christmas. And in spite of their best (or worst)intentions to do in a struggling shopkeeper and his family and steal all their money, they end up celebrating the holidays as part of the family.

    The casting is unexpected but quite wonderful, with tough guys Humphrey Bogart and Aldo Ray showing their comic sides. Peter Ustinov rounds out the trio of crooks and murderers nicely, with his dry, self-effacing delivery. Leo G. Carroll, Joan Bennett and Basil Rathbone all turn in wonderful performances on the law-abiding side of things.

    We’re No Angels is a film that never drifts into sappiness or sentimentality. There’s always a little edge to the comedy, a little darkness underlying the light, and that makes for delicious viewing. It’s a very human and humane comedy for people who don’t want their holiday spoiled by too much sugar. One caveat: Do NOT mistake the remake for this film. They’re not the same by any stretch.

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  2. 19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    THE funniest Christmas Movie ever made !, September 9, 1999
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    This review is from: We’re No Angels [VHS] (VHS Tape)

    Anytime I visit my local Video store around the Christmas Season,I have to remind the Manager,that besides ” Miracle on 34 th. Street ” and the usual array of “feel good” movies for the holidays,this one is never on the shelf with the others..but it should be ! The combination of Bogart,Peter Ustinov and Aldo Ray is perfect.Every cliche,like ” poisonous snakes always get the bad guy,the good guy can pick it up with his bare hands “…has been met head on,and they work well.All the characters are endearing and the end is wonderful,I see it every Christmas along with ” The Bishophs Wife “.Who would not want to sit and have 90 minutes with Bogie & Co. ? Not me !!!!

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  3. 10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Who’s butt do we have to kiss to get this gem on DVD?, December 16, 2004
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    Daniel Macgibbon “Macabone” (Carlsbad, CA USA) –
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    This review is from: We’re No Angels [VHS] (VHS Tape)

    “We’re No Angels”, has been a personal Christams classic of mine since I was 6 years old.

    Where I lived, the local TV station programmer had enough insight to make this a yearly supplement, along with the traditional classics such as ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and ‘Rudolf’the Red-Nosed Reindeer’.

    There’s no denying the appeal of this movie, Christmas or otherwise, and there’s enough positive praise of the film on this site to merit a DVD release, so PLEASE grant us this Christmas wish!

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