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Acts of Worship Reviews

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Generally competent and contains the heartfelt and persuasive message that judging others is easy, but truly empathizing is hard.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 27, 2005
...just not all that entertaining...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
April 8, 2004
Rodriguez depicts addicts as a sea of agitated vultures haunting the streets...counteracted by character confrontations forced to move too quickly and predictable plot turns.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 6, 2004
Honesty, a great virtue, is insufficient to make a good film.
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
April 3, 2004
Call me shallow, but the rest of us might prefer something a bit more, well, entertaining.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
March 23, 2004
Man, the life of a junkie sure does suck. I got that point fairly early in Acts of Worship, yet for some reason the movie kept telling me over and over again.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
March 19, 2004
Has all the hallmarks of a high-quality independent production, where real-life texture and genuine emotion more than compensate for lack of polish.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
March 19, 2004
There is nothing really new or particularly insightful here, and even though Acts is at least watchable, it begins to fade from memory almost immediately.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 19, 2004
Rodriguez' view of addiction from the inside, and Reeder's warts-and-all portrayal of a junkie going over the edge, make for a fascinating film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
November 21, 2003
Rodriguez's film captures the grinding routine of street-level drug use with numbing precision.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 21, 2003
For better and worse, Rosemary Rodriguez's directing debut feels just like what it is -- a drama about addiction made by a recovering addict.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
November 21, 2003
Rosemary Rodriguez makes a worthy debut with this troubling tale of a young druggie struggling to survive on the streets of the East Village.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 20, 2003
Despite its crudeness, the film has a number of scenes that are so real they hurt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
November 20, 2003
Rodriguez makes a promising debut with this unsentimental drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
November 18, 2003
Digna's struggle with sellout guilt is way more interesting than Alix's boilerplate dissembly, but ultimately Digna's just a pawn in the moralist checkmate.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
November 18, 2003
Some of the acting may not be the best and many of the points aren't made with a soft touch, but damn, I can't think of another film about addiction with a more accurate view from the inside.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
April 13, 2002
You'd be hard-pressed to find a better movie about addiction than this debut
Brandon Judell
Detour Magazine
April 12, 2002
Ana's playing a Lower East Side druggie, who's riding on a seesaw through life. The problem is that this seesaw has two down sides.
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Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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AV Club
December 11, 2003
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