• R, 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Gaby Dellal
    In Theaters:
    Dec 30, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Apr 3, 2012
  • Magnolia Pictures


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Angels Crest Reviews

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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A garbled melodrama striving to be tragic drama.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C-

January 13, 2012
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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Catherine Trieschmann's script, based on the novel by Leslie Schwartz, barely scratches the potentially loaded surfaces it serves up.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 13, 2012
Ronnie Scheib
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While there is a great deal of weeping and wailing going on in the town of Angels Crest, little of it is connected to a comprehensible or cohesive plot.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 30, 2011
Sara Stewart
New York Post
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Dellal gets respectable performances all around ... but they can't elevate "Angels Crest" ... beyond its one obvious and depressing note ...

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

December 30, 2011
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Despite several solid performances, the characters are too hazily sketched and too loosely linked to form a meaningful chain.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 29, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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There's actually less here than meets the eye.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

December 29, 2011
Noel Murray
AV Club
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It relies too much on two particularly played-out indie clichés: a spare, plunky soundtrack, and a narrative structure that teases out characters' backstory far longer than necessary.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

December 29, 2011
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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Parental sorrow is a fine big theme; all that's missing here is the detail-work to humanize it.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 27, 2011
Nick Schager
Time Out New York
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The film can't locate the bone-deep sense of tragedy of Leslie Schwartz's novel -- it just keeps belching out empty, grief-stricken histrionics devoid of insight.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

December 20, 2011
Eric D. Snider
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The movie's real strength is Gaby Dellal's careful, subtle direction. She avoids the pitfalls of melodrama and histrionics that often plague movies about loss, keeping her actors' emotions grounded in recognizable truth.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B-

May 6, 2011
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Drama about the small-town aftermath of a child's accidental death can't match its sincerity with dramatic heft.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

April 29, 2011
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