Gabriel (2015)


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Gabriel is a heartfelt portrait of a vulnerable teen at his psychological breaking point, struggling to keep it together in the wake of his father's suicide. Convinced that reunioting with his ex-girlfriend holds the answers to his troubles, Gabriel risks everything in a desperate pusuit that will take him to uncharted and unexpected places and test the limits of those closest to him.

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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (9)

"Gabriel" exhibits a welcome understanding of the broken, and the ripple effect of their pain.

Jun 25, 2015 | Full Review…

Gabriel is a showcase for Culkin, but it doesn't lose sight of the experiences of the characters' loved ones and the bone-deep exhaustion that comes with caring about him.

Jun 22, 2015

"Gabriel" never entirely compliments its eponymous subject with a story that can match his erratic mentality, but Howe's restrained approach is refreshingly unsentimental, never once creating the possibility of an easy resolution to the situation.

Jun 22, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Is "Gabriel" trying to say anything about mental illness, or society's attitude toward it? I don't think so, and that's probably for the best, because it's a big part of what makes the movie so refreshing.

Jun 21, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This film maintains its anxious themes throughout, which makes for some tedious stretches because the tension never breaks. Despite that, or maybe because of it, "Gabriel" is unexpectedly absorbing.

Jun 19, 2015 | Full Review…

Rory Culkin's turn in the deeply felt and haunting "Gabriel" is so powerful you can't look away.

Jun 18, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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