DeKalb Elementary (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

DeKalb Elementary (2017)




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Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Tarra Riggs
as Cassandra Rice
Bo Mitchell
as Steven Hall
Tobie Windham
as Agent Armel Parker
Teagan Johnson
as School Child

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The story based on a real 911 call in the suburbs of Atlanta will make your heart pound... [Full review in Spanish]

March 14, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The dynamic between actors Tarra Riggs and Bo Mitchell is authentic and humanistic as writer/director Reed Van Dyk allows the scene to take form one heartbreaking second after another.

March 7, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Quietly shocking. A formidable counterargument to the bombast from certain quarters about arming teachers in order to meet such violence with more violence.

March 4, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The characters are complex and the acting superb.

February 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Writer-director Reed Van Dyk gives both actors remarkably meaty if not flashy roles and avoids the temptation for long monologues, which would kill any narrative tension.

February 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A truly devastating piece, given the recent mass murder in Parkland, Florida, but it unfolds with an almost eerie calm.

February 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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