The Dust Factory (2004)
Average Rating: 2.9/10
Reviews Counted: 11
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 10
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Critic Reviews: 4
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 4
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A troubled youth learns a valuable lesson about trust and knowledge in this fantasy drama. Ryan (Ryan Kelley) is a teenager who lacks the ability to speak. One day, Ryan falls off a bridge and he finds himself transported to a strange fantasy world where he encounters his Grandpa Randolph (Armin Mueller-Stahl) and a pretty girl named Melanie (Hayden Panettiere); together, Ryan and Melanie learn to help one another with their problems, and they both discover the wisdom they can gain from elders
Oct 15, 2004 Wide
Mar 22, 2005
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A tedious, precious fantasy about a boy faced with choosing between life and death -- an endless existence in limbo is actually more like it.
It could use a better title, although this awful one certainly captures the film's tedium.
A well-intentioned but unconvincing fable.
The Dust Factory makes an earnest attempt to blend serious and fantasy elements and succeeds in producing good family entertainment.
If the 'dust factory' portion made more sense, this would be a wonderful film.
one of the most original and imaginative children's films in a long time.
It's the dreariest children's story I've ever seen... gloomy, depressing, and way too long. Somebody get the Hoover - back to dust is where this movie needs to go.
It's actually just kind of stupid.
Comes across like an earnest after-school special disfigured by off-putting fantasy elements and bloated with self-indulgent touches.
- Grandpa Randolph: Dust is a funny thing. It's everywhere all at once, like a teeny, tiny snowstorm, in every ray of light. Even the moon is just a big dust ball. But you know, it's all in the way you look at it. Not this way or that way, not forways or backways. Just believe before you look. The man in the moon has a magic all his own.
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