Gabriel

November 15th, 2007







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Plot
GABRIEL tells the story of an archangel who fights to bring light back to purgatory - a place where darkness rules - and save the souls of the city's inhabitants.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 5.4/10 (6,265 voted)

Director: Shane Abbess

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Dwaine Stevenson, Samantha Noble

Storyline
GABRIEL tells the story of an archangel who fights to bring light back to purgatory - a place where darkness rules - and save the souls of the city's inhabitants.

Writers: Shane Abbess, Matt Hylton Todd

Cast:
Andy Whitfield - Gabriel
Dwaine Stevenson - Sammael
Samantha Noble - Jade / Amitiel
Michael Piccirilli - Asmodeus
Jack Campbell - Raphael
Erika Heynatz - Lilith
Harry Pavlidis - Uriel
Kevin Copeland - Ahriman
Matt Hylton Todd - Ithuriel
Brendan Clearkin - Balan
Goran D. Kleut - Moloch
Valentino del Toro - Baliel
Amy Mathews - Maggie
Paul Winchester - Marcus
Richard Huggett - Max

Taglines: Between heaven and hell lies the fate of mankind



Details

Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 15 November 2007

Filming Locations: Heddon Greta, New South Wales, Australia

Box Office Details

Budget: AUD 200,000(estimated)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Dwaine Stevenson spent months walking the streets of Sydney at night to prepare for the role. He was originally to play Gabriel in earlier versions of the script.

Quotes:
Gabriel: This is a place, where even angels fear to tread.



User Review

$150,000 Aussie dollars.

Rating: 7/10

I enjoyed this movie. If you have any interest in film making, I would rate it higher than 7 out of 10. It's worth while seeing what can be made for $150,000 Aussie dollars.

The movie may have some flaws, and I think the biggest one was budget. I would have loved to see this movie remade with a better budget. My biggest problem though was the quality of the film on the big screen. Considering it was filmed with a JVC HD101 camera, it's understandable that the film's not going to be as crisp as what people are used to. I hope someone gives the people who made this a chance at another film with a decent budget. At the very least give them a new camera to shoot with.

Acting was not one of the flaws in this film. I have seen many a bad movie with dodgy acting and this was no where near as bad as I was led to believe from people's comments.

Plot wise, it's an interesting tale. Understanding the concept of Purgatory goes along to help people get a grasp of what's going on. I can't believe how people claim this movie has no plot. I found this movie to be more a thinker with some action rather than a straight action film. Their is action in this film, but it is depicted a lot more realistically than most people probably would have liked.

At the end of the day, this is not the horrible movie that the first reviewer is making it out to be. It has plot, solid acting and the sound was fine. The quality of the picture though is probably the hardest thing to forgive. I think it's sad that a lot of people will read the first person's review and not see this film based on someones ability to write 10 lines of text. 10 lines being the magic minimum before they allow people to submit a review.

If you really think this film was awful go and watch "Ultraviolet" and you will truly understand what kind of films deserve to be given 1/10.









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