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Around The Block

 American teacher in High School hopes to inspire him by launching a version of 'Hamlet' with a predominantly Aboriginal cast.  
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Hollywood Reporter
July 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.
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Critical Women
July 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.
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Flick Filosopher
August 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.
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July 29, 2014 Well-intended yet cliche-ridden.
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Los Angeles Times
July 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.
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UR Chicago Magazine
August 01, 2014 'Around the Block' may have its exasperating flaws, but it cannot be accused of not having its heart in the right place.
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Urban Cinefile
May 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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IMDb: 7
109 min
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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