Little Saints (Santitos) (2000)

Little Saints (Santitos)




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Santitos is a character-driven comedy about a young Mexican woman who has to come to terms with the loss of her teenage daughter. Esperanza's daughter Blanca suddenly and mysteriously dies in the hospital where she was having her tonsils removed. Shortly afterward, the vision of a saint appears on the greasy glass door of the oven, telling Esperanza that Blanca is not dead. Despite warnings from her best friend and the local priest, she embarks on an incredible journey across the country and … More

Rating: R (for sexual content and language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Maria Amparo Escandon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 16, 2003
Latin Universe



as Esperanza

as Cacomixtle

as Dona Trini

as Father Salvador

as San Judas Tadeo

as Ministerio Publico

as Hombre de `La Curva'

as Don Arlindo

as Fidencio

as Blanca

as Recepcionista Hospit...

as Dr. Ortiz

as Panteoneros

as Panteoneros

as Pareja Acrobata

as Pareja Acrobata

as Cantante de `La Curv...

as Mesero Tijuana

as La Profesora

as La Morena

as Scott Haynes

as Scott Haynes

as Casera Los Angeles

as La Migra

as Manager Angel

as Anunciador Luchas

as Espectador Luchas
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Critic Reviews for Little Saints (Santitos)

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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Full Review… | October 28, 2011
Seattle Times
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Full Review… | August 15, 2002
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Village Voice
Top Critic

A charming, thoroughly beguiling comedy fantasy in which the supernatural and the most mundane coexist in quirky harmony.

Full Review… | October 18, 2006
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A loopy tale about a superstitious widow's quest to find her 12-year-old daughter.

Full Review… | October 1, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Little Saints (Santitos)

Though the subject matter was extremely serious, almost throughout, the film felt comedic. It also managed to have one of the sweetest love scenes ever. This strange dichotomy of emotion helped create a true work of art.

Jeff B

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