Bright Angel (1991) - Rotten Tomatoes

Bright Angel (1991)




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Movie Info

This contemporary western stars Dermot Mulroney as a Montana teenager whose sanity is being eroded by his parent's domestic squabbles. Linking up with Lili Taylor, a Wyoming-bound transient with a checkered history, Mulroney embarks upon an odyssey of self-discovery. Unfortunately, he persists in crossing the paths of people even more emotionally disturbed than his mother and father. Adapted by Richard Ford from two of his short stories, Bright Angel is a film of short, pithy vignettes, handled with subtlety and sensitivity-at least until the unexpectedly brutal finale.


Kevin Tighe
as The Man
Tom Dixon
as Meat Locker Owner
Myrna Wilken
as Barmaid
Tom Connelly
as 1st Switchman
Ed Kraft
as 2nd Switchman
Joyce Rogers
as Proprietress
Julia Omvig
as Barmaid
Irving Jefferson
as Boxing Indian
Dan Old Elk
as Reservation Policeman
Tyde Kierney
as Detective
Fred Oakland
as Greyhound Ticket Agent
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Critic Reviews for Bright Angel

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Movies like this (I am also reminded of Terrence Malick's Badlands and Days of Heaven) depend so much on actors for the right tone, and Lili Taylor and Dermot Mulroney are perfectly matched to the material.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The spacious but authentic location shots set the mood for the danger that awaits the two innocents.

February 21, 2001 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bright Angel

Bright Angel seemed more of a movie to watch just because nothing else was on.It could've been a better if only everything didn't start happening at the end of the movie

Brody Manson
Brody Manson

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