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The Chocolate War (1988)

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Release Date: Nov 18, 1988 Wide

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The independently produced Chocolate War marked actor Keith Gordon's directorial debut. Adapted from the popular novel by Robert Cormier (I Am the Cheese), it functions as a political allegory set in a curricular context, in the same vein as Rene Daalder's Massacre at Central High (1976). In War, Ilan Mitchell-Smith plays Jerry, a new enrollee at the exclusive Catholic prep school St. Trinity. He attempts to fit in by joining the football team, but immediately runs head-first into Brother Leon

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Fans of the book may enjoy this dark story.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

The story is a classic about grace under pressure and resisting conformity, and it's a noble first effort from a director who has never sold out.

April 21, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

The Chocolate War is reminiscent of another kind of movie that one wishes could be jump-started again: Angry Young Man films.

April 15, 2007 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Seriously underrated and annoyingly overlooked. Gordon delivers a great film in his very first try.

July 26, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

The acting is superb.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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I loved this surreal teenage drama, it's deep, and Ilan Mitchell-Smith is really cool in it.
March 12, 2011
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I'm glad I decided to watch this movie. It was very entertaining.
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