Next time your boss is being a jerk, take a look at My Flesh and Blood.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Poignant, heartbreaking proof that, sometimes, love is just not enough.
For an agonizing and ultimately transcendent cinematic portrait of sacrifice, love and saving grace, audiences need look no further than this unpretentious and deeply moving film.
Serves as a moving reminder that there are people out there who walk the walk and serve as examples of the humanity we all should be exhibiting in our own lives.
This movie, tough to watch, is invaluable to absorb.
| Original Score: 4/4
Full of life, the characters openly share moments of startling intimacy, hardship, and triumph.
Fails to resonate with anything more than the quotidian rhythms of a uniquely dysfunctional family.
One of the most profoundly moving and inspiring documentaries in recent memory.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Think raising your kids is tough? Try this moving documentary on for size.
| Original Score: B+
In turns heart-wrenching and eye-opening, this documentary is one of the year's best.
The effect on her children of Susan Tom's call to serve and cherish is enthralling to behold, and My Flesh and Blood deeply honors her and her family.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
The documentary debut of Emmy Award-winning Bay Area TV journalist Jonathan Karsh pays a price for its hands-off approach.
takes us to a place that many of us will find difficult and joyful at the same time
| Original Score: 4/5
Powerful and startlingly unsentimental.
The experiences of this family from Fairfield will resonate with moviegoers around the country.
There may have been 'no grand plan' to Susan Tom's life, as she says, but grand is a good word for what's happened.
| Original Score: 3/4
A movie that quickly shows us what giving thanks, and being brave, is really all about.
An unforgettable experience.
| Original Score: 5/5
Some of the afflictions are so disturbing, you might have to turn your eyes from the children. Susan Tom doesn't have that option. And 11 children are all the better for it.
| Original Score: 3/4
Whatever you make of this family, one thing is certain after watching My Flesh and Blood -- you won't forget them.