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      Gabriel

      Released Jun 19, 2015 1h 28m Drama List
      84% Tomatometer 25 Reviews 79% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Following his release from a mental hospital, an unstable young man (Rory Culkin) defies his family and goes in search of his childhood sweetheart (Emily Meade). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Candice Frederick Reel Talk Online [Writer/Director Lou] Howe should be commended for taking on such a mature project that has its moments of intrigue, but Gabriel just never quite gets there. Rated: B- Sep 2, 2017 Full Review Robert Abele Los Angeles Times "Gabriel" exhibits a welcome understanding of the broken, and the ripple effect of their pain. Jun 25, 2015 Full Review Alison Willmore BuzzFeed News Gabriel is a showcase for Culkin, but it doesn't lose sight of the experiences of the characters' loved ones and the bone-deep exhaustion that comes with caring about him. Jun 22, 2015 Full Review John Fink The Film Stage Gabriel watches, ponders and ultimately avoids an arc required to elegantly resolve the story. Rated: C+ Jun 6, 2016 Full Review Ray Pride Newcity [A]ll is transcended when an actor like Rory Culkin sets to a role with such ardor, such wide-eyed, hollow-faced habitation... Gabriel pulses with its protagonist's eddying damage... suicidal urges, meds-shedding and diverse bipolar-inflected woes. Sep 15, 2015 Full Review Brian Orndorf Blu-ray.com Dark but never dire, always protecting sensitivities and secrets until the right moment for confrontation comes along. Instead of giving into hysterics, Howe shows phenomenal patience. Rated: B+ Jun 18, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Diana S Lacks a proper resolution, in my opinion, but otherwise a sensitive portrait of mental illness. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/04/23 Full Review Rumi W ‘Gabriel' is exactly what a good indie film should be! ‘Gabriel' is a sad story, that doesn't rub it in your face, but instead invites you to listen to what it has to say. With a fanatic cast and script. And seeing how this is Lou Howe's first and only feature film to date, a very well made one! And of course, Rory Culkin's performance as Gabriel blows me away every time! He truly embodies what it feels like to live with a mental illness and sells it completely! A fantastic film, that is underrated and overlooked. This is probably Rory Culkin's best role to date! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Rory Culkin for the most part gives a very good performance, but what frustrates me is the time-length which ruins a great opportunity to really dive deep into this character, we never get to really learn much about Gabriel and why he's such a troubled individual, I guess sometimes it's up to audience to think about it which sometimes can work in films; but in the case with this film, it doesn't really give us a full understanding on this character specifically. The ending was also a mixed-bag for me, it didn't really give much of an explanation and just makes you scratch your head and ask yourself so many questions which isn't necessary for such a simple film like this . None the less I think it's still a very interesting film about mental disability and depression and how it could tie into your reality and how it could affect your loved ones that surround you. I'd say it's worth a watch. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Ambitious and courageous portrait of a young man (Rory Culkin) suffering from severe mental illness and depression. Not an easy watch but for some, insightful. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/19 Full Review Audience Member Very powerful film about mental illness. Rory Culkin is definitely an actor to watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Rory Culkin is just captivating. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Following his release from a mental hospital, an unstable young man (Rory Culkin) defies his family and goes in search of his childhood sweetheart (Emily Meade).
      Director
      Lou Howe
      Producer
      Luca Borghese, Ben Howe
      Screenwriter
      Lou Howe
      Production Co
      AgX
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 19, 2015, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 13, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.1K
      Runtime
      1h 28m
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