Angels Wear White (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Angels Wear White (2018)



Critic Consensus: Angels Wear White can be uncomfortable viewing, but its grim subject matter is balanced by a smartly constructed story elevated by powerful acting.

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In a small seaside town, two schoolgirls are assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel. Mia, a teenager who was working on reception that night, is the only witness. For fear of losing her job, she says nothing. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Wen, one of the victims, finds that her troubles have only just begun. Trapped in a world that offers them no safety, Mia and Wen will have to find their own way out.

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Angels Wear White unravels with the vague trappings of a crime thriller or mystery, but it is more than a detective story inflected with social justice themes.

March 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Shooting largely with a handheld camera, Qu generates a jittery energy that makes the characters' stress palpable. This feeling escalates as the investigation closes in.

June 27, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Qu fleshes out her characters to expose the societal and familial pressures that tend to limit options for females.

May 31, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

In its perceptions and mood, "Angels Wear White" plays like acutely serious female noir.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

A tough and unsparing drama that vividly brings to light the kind of narrative too many people have endured over the years.

May 4, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

This all sounds grim, and it is. But the story grabs you. Ms. Qu shoots the sturdily constructed scenario with unshowy sharpness.

May 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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