New York Times - 05/18/2001
"...Ms. Lopez radiates a convincing, streetwise feistiness....Technically impeccable..."
Variety - 05/14/2001
"...Caviezel's penetrating eyes appear to be either seeing God or Death or both....Knight brings a brief, gentle effect on the drama..."
USA Today - 05/18/2001
"...Caviezel and Lopez with their incredible faces emote well together..."
Rolling Stone - 06/21/2001
"...J.Lo has something the camera loves: an emotional directness....[With] evocative cinematography..."
Box Office - 07/01/2001
"...A meditative, character-driven romance....A simple humanistic honesty and an approach to unconventional romance that rings resoundingly true..."
Los Angeles Times - 05/18/2001
"...An unusual love story that present Lopez and Caviezel to advantage, thanks to sensitive writing and direction....A carefully crafted romantic drama of considerable insight and emotional impact..."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2001
"...Caviezel is expert at playing wild-eyed visionary types..."
Jennifer Lopez stars as tough Chicago cop Sharon Pogue in Luis Mandoki's ANGEL EYES. Sharon gives no quarter to the criminals on her beat. She's all too ready to beat up any lowlife who treats her disrespectfully. Sharon grew up in an abusive household, and this is the root of her anger. Catch (Jim Caviezel) has his own trauma to deal with. He's a drifter, seemingly connected to nothing and no one. But he suddenly becomes focused one day when he spots Sharon at a coffee shop. When she rushes headlong into a potentially fatal situation, he's there to save her. This odd, quiet, mysterious man intrigues her, and they begin to take tentative steps toward a relationship. Sharon discovers that Catch is dealing with a tragic past, and in his efforts to escape his pain, he's lost everything--even his identity. ANGEL EYES is a sensitive, intelligent, and touching romantic drama about two people struggling to connect despite tremendous odds. The film is surprising in small ways, in its telling details, its gentle humor, and in the subtly effective performances of its stars--Lopez, Caviezel, and especially Sonia Braga, in an uncharacteristically fragile performance as Sharon's abused mother.