Critic Consensus: In Angels in America, writer Tony Kushner and director Mike Nichols imaginatively and artistically deliver heavy, vital subject matter, colorfully imparted by a stellar cast.
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Under director Nichols, Angels in America receives its definitive treatment and emerges as a vivid but exhausting experience. The great revelation is the cast, which proves there's no special effect equal to heartfelt acting.
Note-perfectly written for the screen by its playwright, Tony Kushner, the adaptation is as trenchant, poetic, fantastical, and moving as its source -- with the added thrill of an up-close cinematic approach.
Ultimately... the real problem is that Angels is and remains a play, not a movie.
Angels in America is millennial, prophetic, funny and moving. Above all, it is vital viewing.
Every performance draws you in and holds you in its grip, and Nichols directs with such inventiveness that Angels in America doesn't seem like a televised play at all but its own full-blown original movie.
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