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  • Summary: An annual 4th of July weekend hosted by troubled couple Wendy (Amy Smart) and Ellis (Josh Leonard) is seen through the eyes of Joey (Johnny Sequoia), Wendy's ten year old daughter. Ellis is a trust fund baby, who is devoted to Wendy and Joey, but oblivious to the fact that his wife feelsAn annual 4th of July weekend hosted by troubled couple Wendy (Amy Smart) and Ellis (Josh Leonard) is seen through the eyes of Joey (Johnny Sequoia), Wendy's ten year old daughter. Ellis is a trust fund baby, who is devoted to Wendy and Joey, but oblivious to the fact that his wife feels disconnected from him; Wendy, a former college radical, feigns a happiness she has secretly lost. Among the couple's invited guests are: Saul, Wendy ex-husband, a successful writer whom we come to discover has never written a thing in his life; Will, Saul's alcoholic ghost writer who is suffering from writer’s block; Emma, Saul’s wife, who is having an affair with Will, and Hal, a rootless hippie life coach and Wendy’s best friend. Into this combustible mix walks Chad, a nature photographer who forces the old friends into uncomfortable situations that reveal long buried secrets and cause the group to re-examine their relationships over the course of the weekend. [Gravitas Ventures] Expand
  • Director: Randy Redroad and Russell Friedenberg
  • Genre(s): Drama, Comedy
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Runtime: 103 min
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  3. Negative: 7 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    Jul 18, 2014
    25
    At a time when it seems so many of the best film directors are moving over to television because the feature filmmaking process can’t accommodate their artistic ambitions, this pompous, know-something-ish, navel-gazing, indulgent, pissy, priggish, albeit reasonably well-photographed, pile of sick got financed to completion. Because Among Ravens is, finally, a thoroughly noxious concoction.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Jul 17, 2014
    20
    There's simply nobody to care about in Among Ravens, even as a case study in unhappiness and delusion.
  3. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    Jul 17, 2014
    20
    Among Ravens claws itself to death with sophomoric symbolism.
  4. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Jul 15, 2014
    10
    Among Ravens wants to be the The Big Chill with Gen-X assholes, a weird ambition.
  5. Reviewed by: Sam Fragoso
    Jul 16, 2014
    10
    The film compares the behavior of ravens and humans—their similar tendencies to be protective, flock, and mate with others—with an expectation that profundity and insight will come. When it doesn’t, the film’s emotions feel calculated, not earned.
  6. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Jul 20, 2014
    10
    Nicely shot, atrociously written, shoutingly acted and intrusively scored (to classical selections and the heavy synth accompaniment of Fall on Your Sword), this roundelay of misery drowns itself in cliche after cliche.
  7. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jul 17, 2014
    10
    Featuring unlikeable characters, preposterously contrived plotting, ham-fisted dialogue and strained attempts at poeticism, Among Ravens is a misfire on every level.
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  3. Negative: 4 out of 4
  1. Aug 6, 2014
    0
    F****** terrible. shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking shockingF****** terrible. shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking shocking Expand
  2. Aug 10, 2014
    0
    Horrible movie, please don't watch it. It's so stupid, so stupid, so stupid, so stupid, horrible, horrible, don't waste your time with thisHorrible movie, please don't watch it. It's so stupid, so stupid, so stupid, so stupid, horrible, horrible, don't waste your time with this shi*. Sorry with my english, i am from Brazil. Expand
  3. Aug 23, 2014
    0
    Please do not watch this. I better be set on fire than to watch this useless crap. Just terrible and **** quality overhaul, bad dialogues andPlease do not watch this. I better be set on fire than to watch this useless crap. Just terrible and **** quality overhaul, bad dialogues and a dead story. Expand
  4. Jul 23, 2014
    0
    I don't need to say much dont watch this movie. It will waste your time. I actually rather be stuck in a well for 3 days with no food andI don't need to say much dont watch this movie. It will waste your time. I actually rather be stuck in a well for 3 days with no food and water then watch another second of this movie. Expand

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