Angel Rodriguez
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Cultural conflicts threaten to derail the relationship between a determined youth counselor and her headstrong young charge in this drama from Girls Town director Jim McKay. Despite being labeled a delinquent by the child welfare system, African-American inner-city youth Angel (Jonan Everett) is in reality just a troubled teen attempting to survive in his harsh surroundings. When Angel is kicked out of his home on the heels of a heated argument with his father, Angel's pregnant, thirtysomething counselor, Nicole (Rachel Griffiths), warmly accepts the troubled boy into her home until the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Immensely engrossing."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"...there's a palpable feeling of authenticity at work here..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Despite some neatly understated yet complex performances by Griffiths and newcomer Everett, the film has a tendency to meander from scene to scene without ever sufficiently engaging the viewer."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"You never get a false moment in a Jim McKay film."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"isn't afraid to parachute into Angel's life and then fly out again with no easy resolutions"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
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