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Around The Block

Description
 American teacher in High School hopes to inspire him by launching a version of 'Hamlet' with a predominantly Aboriginal cast.  
Actors: Travis Cardona,
Travis Cardona
Travis Cardona 24 May 1986
Guy Simon,
Guy Simon
Guy Simon
Corey Carr,
Corey Carr
Corey Carr
Jeremiah Pesa,
Jeremiah Pesa
Jeremiah Pesa
Christina Ricci,
Christina Ricci
Christina Ricci 12 February 1980, Santa Monica, California, USA
Nelson Clifton,
Nelson Clifton
Nelson Clifton
Trevor Jamieson,
Trevor Jamieson
Trevor Jamieson
Damien Tran,
Damien Tran
Damien Tran
Mick Mundine,
Mick Mundine
Mick Mundine
Amanda Wiltshire,
Amanda Wiltshire
Amanda Wiltshire
Rhiannon Myee,
Rhiannon Myee
Rhiannon Myee 22 February 1993, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Genre: DramaHistory
Director: Sarah Spillane
Sarah Spillane
Sarah Spillane
Country: International
Release: 2013
IMDb: 5.9
Quality:
Duration: 96 min
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Hollywood Reporter
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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
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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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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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Los Angeles Times
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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
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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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Variety
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July 29, 2014

Well-intended yet cliche-ridden.
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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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