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Quotes of “Idiots and Angels”

“It is relentless and brilliant.”
-The New York Times

“If you’re not a fan of Plympton’s going in, you will be after you see this noirish feature.
Just don’t bring the kids.”
-New York Post

“Its cutting satire and Plympton’s pencil-scratch visuals give the sequence just the right touch of morbid hilarity.”
-Time Out New York

“…Ambitious, hilariously demented moral fantasy…”
-New York Magazine

“The dystopia conjured by “Idiots and Angels”, Mr. Plympton’s sixth and best animated feature, suggests Toulouse-Lautrec by way of Charles Bukowski.”
-The New York Times

“If Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Barbet Schroeder’s “Barfly” and Wim Wenders’ “Wings of Desire” had a menage a trois, their surrealist progeny would be the extraordinary little gem of a film, “Idiots and Angels.”
– Lorraine Cwelich, Interview Magazine

“Bill Plympton never knows when to stop.  Thank God! Just as I’m asking myself, “How much longer can he maintain this dark and outrageously beautiful tale?”, he turns it upside down and inside out and I find myself peering around a corner into a transcendent new world that is gleefully determined to trap me in it’s loopy spell.  How can he be so poetic, funny, and cruel at the same moment?  Where does he buy his drugs?”
-Terry Gilliam

“The darkness of Bill Plympton’s vision is once again perfectly balanced with the searing illumination of his fantastic imagination (there’s even a brief point-of-view of an ashtray!) IDIOTS AND ANGELS may be his best film yet!” 
-Jim Jarmusch 
“Bill Plympton’s ‘Idiots and Angels’ is a funny, dark and touching piece of film. His clever and inventive use of the pen nearly made me give up using a camera.
I love dark characters redeeming themselves. On top of that are the sounds and the soundtrack. How much good stuff can you put into one film?”
-Anton Corbijn

“Good battles evil as a gun-running, booze-swilling, cigarette-puffing badass is dragged, kicking and screaming, toward salvation in Bill Plympton’s slyly sardonic black comedy, his best animated feature to date.” – Variety, May 6 2008

“The kinetic “Idiots” is both a delightful comic adventure and an effecting tale about spiritual transformation.” – The Daily Princetonian, May 1 2008

“This is an unforgettably lyrical film that has a great undertone of dark amusement. Another winner for Bill Plympton”
– Rotten Tomatoes, May 1 2008

“Like the best of Plympton’s distinctive oeuvre, Idiots and Angels bounces merrily along from the profane to the sublime, with a parade of arresting images that have a way of sticking with you for days.”
– The Gothamist, April 4 2008

Reviews of “Idiots and Angels”
• Forbidden Planet UK
• Gothamist
• Hollywood Reporter
• Ioncinema
• New York Press
• Rotten Tomatoes
• Timeout NY
• Toon Zone
• Variety
• Village Voice

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