48 Angels: Edited

DVD Release: December 11, 2007
48 Angels: Edited


Seamus is a 9-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with a serious illness. In search of a miracle, he sets off to find God before God comes for him. Inspired by Saint Columcille, Seamus sets off in a small boat without oars or sail. On his quest he encounters James and Darry. Despite initial conflict, the trio decides to stay together and enter upon a journey that results in the healing of hearts and minds.

Dove Review

This is an edited version of this movie and the studio has removed curse words. There is one use of the word “crap”. The violent scenes have been edited and are not graphic.

“48 Angels” is a dark movie in both the physical and content aspects. The story takes place in Ireland where the weather is cold, gray, rainy and damp throughout the entire film. The subject matter is dark as well, as it deals with death and dying.

Although dark, the story is intriguing as the viewer watches the three main characters handle their experience with death and dying in completely different ways. It starts very slowly, but the story does eventually pick up speed. There is one character, a young man, who curses another character and he uses the word “Hell,” but he repents later and attempts to help the very man he cursed. This film does contain a scene of a man gunned down, but it is brief and not bloody. The name of “Jesus” is mentioned several times in a reverent way or in the course of simple conversation – it is not used as a curse word. Spiritual matters and Christ’s role in people’s lives are examined. Due to the mature themes, we award our Dove “Family-Edited” Seal to this film for ages twelve and above.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: Cr*p-1; disrespectful terms such as "stupid-head moron".
Violence: A man is injured in the knee; a man with blood/wound on his face and another on his side; man killed in his car though not graphic; man is killed-assumed shot.
Drugs: Young ill boy has medication for illness.
Nudity: None
Other: Boy steals a car; young boy deals with his own death.


Company: Gaiam/Vivendi
Director: Marion Comer
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe