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Black Robe (1991)

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Adapted by Brian Moore from his own novel, The Black Robe is a sprawling recreation of a turbelent period in Canadian history. In 1634, Jesuit missionary Father Laforgue (Lothair Bluteau) arrives in the New World, hoping to convert the Huron Indian tribe to Catholicism-and, incidentally, to expedite the French colonization of Quebec. Laforgue is regarded with a combination of warmth and wariness by the natives, who refer to Laforgue and his fellow priests as "black robes". Offering his services

Jul 7, 1998

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (1) | DVD (2)

A demanding film filled with complexities and meant for the discriminating viewer.

May 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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This compelling tale of adventure set in 17th century Canada is a spiritual classic

July 12, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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Audience Reviews for Black Robe

Beautiful scenic photography of the area in and around Ontario. I love historical based movies, so I very much enjoyed this. A jesuit priest travels to the Americas from France to "save" the savages from themselves. Interesting subject, because this perspective seems more the reality than what we've been taught in school. May be a little slow for some, but the story is engaging, and the acting and directing is of high calibur.
February 3, 2011
itsjustme2004

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Often simply too pat to enjoy, and all the ending manages to accomplish is closing the film.
December 29, 2010
Dillon Lupky

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This film about a French missionary?s journeys among the Algonquin?s during the colonial era has often been called a Canadian Dances with Wolves, but this story is a lot bleaker and probably more realistic than that Kevin Costner vehicle. The main character is a frustratingly stubborn religious fanatic who never realizes the damage he?s doing by trying to convert the Native Americans to his ways. It?s very well made and it conveys the period quite well. However, the acting is a bit weak and the story itself doesn?t really go much of anywhere. It gets an ?A? in the historical reenactment department, and probably a ?C? in the narrative storytelling department.
March 2, 2009
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MJS MJS

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A good movie, with an interesting story to it. The action with the Native wars was pretty cool and graphic on some scenes. A good one.
September 16, 2008
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