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Angels Crest Reviews

January 13, 2012
A garbled melodrama striving to be tragic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 13, 2012
Catherine Trieschmann's script, based on the novel by Leslie Schwartz, barely scratches the potentially loaded surfaces it serves up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 30, 2011
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.
December 30, 2011
Dellal gets respectable performances all around ... but they can't elevate "Angels Crest" ... beyond its one obvious and depressing note ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 29, 2011
Despite several solid performances, the characters are too hazily sketched and too loosely linked to form a meaningful chain.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 29, 2011
There's actually less here than meets the eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 29, 2011
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 | Original Score: C
December 27, 2011
Parental sorrow is a fine big theme; all that's missing here is the detail-work to humanize it.
December 20, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/5
May 6, 2011
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 | Original Score: B-
April 29, 2011
Drama about the small-town aftermath of a child's accidental death can't match its sincerity with dramatic heft.