The Face of an Angel

2015 NR 1h 40m DVD

The Face of an Angel

2015 NR 1h 40m DVD
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A filmmaker hopes to revive his career in Italy with an investigative piece on a high-profile murder trial. As he interviews those who are close to the story, he grows disillusioned with the insensitive cynicism that has developed around the case.
Daniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale, Valerio Mastandrea, Cara Delevingne, Ava Acres, Andrea Tidona, Peter Sullivan
Michael Winterbottom
Widescreen 1.77:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Face of an Angel is a drama loosely inspired by the real-life 2007 Amanda Knox/Meredith Kercher murder case. A bloody murder scene is shown; there's also fighting and some shocking hallucination scenes (a monster, a woman being stabbed, a girl eating a human heart). A secondary character dies. Sex scenes include moaning sounds and a shot of a woman's naked breasts. Language is strong, but not frequent, with several uses of "f--k," "s--t," and more. The main character frequently drinks, smokes cigarettes and pot, and snorts cocaine; secondary characters are also seen drinking and smoking both cigarettes and pot. Despite the attractive stars and some lovely Italian scenery, the drifting, non-committal plot probably won't attract many teens.

Sexual Content

Sex between two main characters, twice; moaning heard, nothing shown. Naked breasts shown during a hallucination sex scene. A teen strips to her underwear to swim. The accused murderer's sex life is discussed.


Secondary character murdered. Bloody murder scene. Brief fight. Hallucinations: a woman stabbed in the back, a monster attack, a girl eats a human heart.


Several uses of "f--k" and "s--t," plus "prick," "bitch," "a--hole."

Social Behavior

Could be considered a warning against traveling in Europe -- or being a filmmaker -- but otherwise, it doesn't seem to have much of a point.


Maserati mentioned, Skype shown/mentioned several times.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Main character snorts cocaine, drinks to excess, smokes pot, and smokes cigarettes -- on more than one occasion. Other characters drink and smoke cigarettes/pot.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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