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Saint Ralph Reviews

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

An overly convenient plot is the main con in Ralph, which includes a devastating fire, an assist from a celebrity and at least one miracle, all of which show up exactly when the plot needs help moving forward.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

August 25, 2005
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Michael McGowan's conventionally heartwarming underdog drama doesn't miss a cliche on the eccentric troublemaker's rocky road to sainthood.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C

August 4, 2005
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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This crude, inspirational tear-jerker is as sweet as a bowl of instant oatmeal smothered in molasses.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

August 4, 2005
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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As predictably uplifting movies go, Saint Ralph isn't completely charmless.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 5, 2005
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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It succeeds in flashes, but the movie's mixture of humor and inspirational fluff never quite meshes.

| Original Score: C+

August 5, 2005
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Your interest is bound to fade long before Ralph does.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 5, 2005

The first twenty minutes of Saint Ralph seem more like a primer on the up-close-and-personal art of adolescent self abuse than subtle narrative exposition.

Full Review Source: JWR | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 7, 2005
Michael Hardy
Houston Chronicle
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It's hard to dislike schmaltz as mild as Saint Ralph, but let's try: The film is as bland as a communion wafer, sentimental as a Christmas homily, and predictable as the liturgy.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 5, 2005
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Light lessons about pain, endurance, and commitment...Likeable to a point, but in the end, Saint Ralph winds up incredible, manipulative, and strictly for the choir.

| Original Score: 2/4

August 4, 2005
Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
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It's as if Max Fischer from Rushmore turned, mid-movie, into Billy Elliot.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

August 3, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

If McGowan pushes the religious themes too hard, his greatest sin is that he leads you to believe that the story is true.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

August 12, 2005
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A hooey-slathered film that combines the Catholic school humor of 'Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?' with the rah-rah uplift of an underdog sports story.

| Original Score: '1.5/4'

August 26, 2005
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Saint Ralph is content paying lip service to Catholicism, choosing instead to pander to fans of anyone who got off during Children of Heaven and Millions.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

August 2, 2005
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

...a small, straightforward story that has its heart in the right place, even if its hokey sentimentality keeps it from reaching the finish line.

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August 19, 2005
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Unrepentant hokum.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

April 8, 2005
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine

Never develops any bite or tension.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

May 22, 2005
Ed Park
Village Voice
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Ralph Walker is no Max Fischer, and his monomania gets dull fast.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 2, 2005
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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Michael McGowan's direction is as flat as an asphalt road, and his script is gasping for air long before it enters the final stretch.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 4, 2005
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Writer-director Michael McGowan must be exhausted after all the tugging he does on our heartstrings in this sentimental drama.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

August 5, 2005
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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You can't argue with the message. But its well-worn homilies might give you reason to question the messenger.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

August 5, 2005
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
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Boston Phoenix
August 7, 2005

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October 15, 2005
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