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Angel Rodriguez (2005)




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A high-school guidance counselor and a troubled, inner-city teen both at crucial stages in their lives struggle to make sense of the hand fate has dealt them as they share their fears and hopes for the future in an affecting urban drama starring Rachel Griffiths and Jonan Everett. After being kicked out by his enraged father, Angel (Everett) fast turns to lying, cheating, and petty thievery in order to survive. Though it seems that Angel is destined for a life on the streets, compassionate counselor Nicole (Griffiths) invites him to seek shelter in her home for the night. A promising computer technician who just doesn't seem to be able to get his priorities straight, Angel must soon ready himself for a meeting with his father and Nicole that could either compel him to take responsibility for his actions, or lead him directly to the freeway underpass where he has recently been stashing his possessions in preparation for the worst.

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Jonan Everett
as Angel Rodriguez
David Zayas
as Angel's Father
Denise Burse
as Veronica
Myra Lucretia-Taylor
as Raymond's mother
Anna Simpson
as Monique
Darien Sills-Evans
as Receptionist
Shawn McLean
as Security Cop
James DeForte
as Substitute Teacher
Keri-Ann Henry
as Jamie's Friend
Monique Gabriela Cumen
as Info Booth Attendant
Miriam Hyman
as Chantel
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Critic Reviews for Angel Rodriguez

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Immensely engrossing.

September 21, 2005

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.

September 16, 2005

[Director Jim] McKay never finds an effective way to drive this paradox home, though he is an honest enough filmmaker to expose it.

October 16, 2018 | Full Review…

isn't afraid to parachute into Angel's life and then fly out again with no easy resolutions

November 27, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

...there's a palpable feeling of authenticity at work here...

September 26, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

You never get a false moment in a Jim McKay film.

September 14, 2005

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