Acts of Worship
Acts of Worship (2003)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: November 21, 2003
DVD Release Date: March 22, 2005
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Has all the hallmarks of a high-quality independent production, where real-life texture and genuine emotion more than compensate for lack of polish.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

Despite its crudeness, the film has a number of scenes that are so real they hurt.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...just not all that entertaining...

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

For better and worse, Rosemary Rodriguez's directing debut feels just like what it is -- a drama about addiction made by a recovering addict.

Laura Sinagra
Village Voice

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.

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Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

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.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Rosemary Rodriguez makes a worthy debut with this troubling tale of a young druggie struggling to survive on the streets of the East Village.

Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Generally competent and contains the heartfelt and persuasive message that judging others is easy, but truly empathizing is hard.

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David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Honesty, a great virtue, is insufficient to make a good film.

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