Angels Crest
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In the working-class Rocky Mountain town of Angels Crest, young father Ethan (Thomas Dekker) is doing his best to raise his three-year-old son Nate. He has no choice-Nate's mother (Lynn Collins) is an alcoholic. But one snowy day Ethan's momentary lapse in judgment results in tragedy, catapulting the town's tight-knit community into strange new directions as they try to decide where the blame lies. -- (C) Magnolia

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A garbled melodrama striving to be tragic drama."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Dellal gets respectable performances all around ... but they can't elevate "Angels Crest" ... beyond its one obvious and depressing note ..."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"This tragic story about the accidental death of a child raises a lot of issues about parenting, responsibility, guilt, blame and remorse. These issues have broader implications for society as a whole, far beyond this specific example."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Hopelessly bleak tragedy, as trumatic guilt gnaws on everyone's sensibilities."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"a bare-bones affair for the cast and the audience."
‑ Norm Schrager,
"Catherine Trieschmann's script, based on the novel by Leslie Schwartz, barely scratches the potentially loaded surfaces it serves up."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Despite several solid performances, the characters are too hazily sketched and too loosely linked to form a meaningful chain."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"A not very subtle and generally unpersuasive stab at tapestral grief-as-elegy."
‑ Brent Simon,
"Frosty and oddly cast"
‑ Kent Turner,
"Angels Crest opens with the laughter of children at play, but that's the only hint of happiness you'll find in this unflinchingly manipulative and pointless morality play."
‑ Glenn Heath Jr., Slant Magazine
"While there is a great deal of weeping and wailing going on in the town of Angels Crest, little of it is connected to a comprehensible or cohesive plot."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"There's actually less here than meets the eye."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Nothing sticks for long in this strangely muted, depressing drama that blows from one scene to the next without any particular rhythm like one of the pretty snow drifts in the film."
‑ Richard Knight, Knight at the Movies
"A high-school production of a second-rate Greek tragedian."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"The main story remains intriguing even if it never becomes profound."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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