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Top Critic Reviews
Fresh: 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.
- Eric D. Snider, Film.com, Friday, May 6, 2011
Rotten: Catherine Trieschmann's script, based on the novel by Leslie Schwartz, barely scratches the potentially loaded surfaces it serves up.
- Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Friday, January 13, 2012
Rotten: There's actually less here than meets the eye.
- Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, Thursday, December 29, 2011
I sometimes feel like I am watching different movies than other people are watching..especially the Independent Film underdogs. This was very well done, moving, and will stick with me for quite awhile. These are the kinds of things that I look for in a film. As a parent, I can absolutely see all that came about in this film happening. I can see trying to make sense of the death...trying to desperately find some way for it not to be my error. I can see not being able to live with myself when I finally came to terms with what happened. I thought Thomas Dekker (the dad) did an outstanding job, and I really felt his pain. Good, memorable movie, in my opinion.
- itsjustme2004, Tuesday, October 16, 2012
At its' heart, Angels Crest is an intriguing and heartfelt drama about dealing with a tragic loss in a small town. The acting is fairly strong, with most of the actors avoiding over-the-top melodrama for something that feels more real. What lets the film down, however, is the script, full of an abundance of underdeveloped characters and ambiguous character arcs. This leads the film dangerously close to "misery porn", as it isn't especially profound or insightful. The premise and execution are good enough to make it watchable, but it never comes to a level of a truly good drama.
- fb704730572, Thursday, December 29, 2011