• Unrated, 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Sarah Spillane
    In Theaters:
    Aug 1, 2014 Limited
    On DVD:
    Aug 5, 2014
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Around The Block Reviews

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John Esther
UR Chicago Magazine

'Around the Block' may have its exasperating flaws, but it cannot be accused of not having its heart in the right place.

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August 1, 2014
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Appealing performances, a few tweaks to the clichés of the inspiring-teacher genre, and a sincere desire to counter outrageous racism go a long way toward making this worth a look.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

August 1, 2014
Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times
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The film's musty premise, about a novice instructor trying to deter an Aboriginal student from crime with Shakespeare, renders it the cinematic equivalent of warmed-over soup from the school cafeteria.

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July 31, 2014
Prairie Miller
Critical Women

Hamlet In The Hood. Petite Christina Ricci displays a big heart, as a teacher in touch with her inner maternal instinct. And disaffected Aboriginee teens dramatizing in a culturally conscious production, the alienation at the heart of Hamlet, who knew.

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July 30, 2014
David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
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Every single development in the Wood family's plot trajectory is telegraphed, and these actors deserve to be in a less emotionally bogus drama.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

July 29, 2014
Joe Leydon
Variety
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Well-intended yet cliche-ridden.

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July 29, 2014
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

There are no false notes here, and there is no whitewash, either (if you'll pardon the expression); it's a good story well told and beautifully performed, supported by a contempo soundtrack and seamless design. Australian cinema at its be

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May 24, 2014
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

All the cast is excellent with special mention to Matt Nable, whose minimalist performance as Liam's criminal father is outstanding, providing the film's emotional highlight

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May 24, 2014
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