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  • Summary: A young Aboriginal boy (Hunter Page-Lochard) becomes torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family. Meanwhile his high school drama teacher (Christina Ricci) must practice what she teaches if she is to succeed in her personal and professional life.
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  1. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Jul 31, 2014
    40
    Though Page-Lochard manages to make his passive participation in violence compelling, Around the Block remains more lecture than drama about racism and its tragic consequences.
  2. Reviewed by: Katherine Vu
    Aug 5, 2014
    20
    Self-serious as an after-school special, subtle, and nuanced as a kick to the face, Around the Block is an exercise in banality -- remarkable only for the sheer number of hokey clich├ęs that it fits in its 104-minute running time.

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