Actors of "Around The Block"
Characters of "Around The Block"
Directors of "Around The Block"Sarah Spillane
Creators of "Around The Block"Sarah Spillane
Critic Reviews of "Around The Block"Los Angeles TimesJuly 31, 2014
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.Hollywood ReporterJuly 29, 2014
Every single development in the Wood family's plot trajectory is telegraphed, and these actors deserve to be in a less emotionally bogus drama.VarietyJuly 29, 2014
Well-intended yet cliche-ridden.UR Chicago MagazineAugust 01, 2014
'Around the Block' may have its exasperating flaws, but it cannot be accused of not having its heart in the right place.Flick FilosopherAugust 01, 2014
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.Critical WomenJuly 30, 2014
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.Urban CinefileMay 24, 2014
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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