Da Vinci Code sequel Angels & Demons is a fast-paced improvement on its sluggish predecessor, say critics, although filmgoers without a high tolerance for hooey are advised to steer clear.
- Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer: The "ticking-bomb thriller tightly wrapped in a papal plot and cinched with the ribbons of religion and science" could pass as CSI: Vatican City.
- Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter: Star Tom Hanks "does a likable job of glossing over every implausibility, allowing the action to climax in gut-churning shots borrowed from cheap horror films."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The plot, based on Dan Brown's novel, isn't "remotely plausible," but "this kind of film requires us to be very forgiving, and if we are, it promises to entertain."
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