Acts Of Worship
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A familiar story with heart-wrenching humanity and an astonishing ability to display the horrific pain that comes when someone is in the ferocious grip of drug addiction. Alix, a young white, educated, middle-class girl, turned homeless due to her crack and heroin addiction. Her daily life consists of hustling for money to buy drugs. She constantly takes advantage of the few friends she does have, because of her desperate need to feed her habit. When Digna, a photographer on the verge of making it big, befriends Alix and attempts to set her on the path to recovery, the troubled girl's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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"Has all the hallmarks of a high-quality independent production, where real-life texture and genuine emotion more than compensate for lack of polish."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"Despite its crudeness, the film has a number of scenes that are so real they hurt."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"...just not all that entertaining..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Call me shallow, but the rest of us might prefer something a bit more, well, entertaining."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"Rodriguez' view of addiction from the inside, and Reeder's warts-and-all portrayal of a junkie going over the edge, make for a fascinating film."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"For better and worse, Rosemary Rodriguez's directing debut feels just like what it is -- a drama about addiction made by a recovering addict."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Digna's struggle with sellout guilt is way more interesting than Alix's boilerplate dissembly, but ultimately Digna's just a pawn in the moralist checkmate."
‑ Laura Sinagra, Village Voice
"Rodriguez depicts addicts as a sea of agitated vultures haunting the streets...counteracted by character confrontations forced to move too quickly and predictable plot turns."
‑ Anita Schmaltz, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"Man, the life of a junkie sure does suck. I got that point fairly early in Acts of Worship, yet for some reason the movie kept telling me over and over again."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"Rodriguez's film captures the grinding routine of street-level drug use with numbing precision."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Rosemary Rodriguez makes a worthy debut with this troubling tale of a young druggie struggling to survive on the streets of the East Village."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Generally competent and contains the heartfelt and persuasive message that judging others is easy, but truly empathizing is hard."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"Honesty, a great virtue, is insufficient to make a good film."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"There is nothing really new or particularly insightful here, and even though Acts is at least watchable, it begins to fade from memory almost immediately."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Rodriguez makes a promising debut with this unsentimental drama."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
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