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Where Angels Fear to Tread

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Where Angels Fear to Tread

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
116 minutes
performer:
Rupert Graves, Judy Davis, Helen Mirren, Helena Bonham Carter
director:
Charles Sturridge
distributor:
Fine Line Features
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C

Tea-party manners, scenery to ooh and ah over, the eternal clash of propriety and nature — Where Angels Fear to Tread, an adaptation of E.M. Forster’s first novel, has all the calling cards that drew audiences into A Room With a View and A Passage to India. But except for Helen Mirren’s brief, mischievous performance as a woman who follows her bliss and then dies in childbirth, the movie remains frustratingly distant from its characters’ inner lives. C