The Saint of Fort Washington (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)




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Danny Glover plays Jerry, a caring street person who takes a mentally retarded Matthew Dillon under his wing, teaching him the survival smarts so necessary to society's left-overs. The two team up with three other vagrants in an attempt to build a nuclear group-support community and find little lasting security in the cold NYC street world.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: June Roberts, Lyle Kessler
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 20, 1994
Warner Home Video


Matt Dillon
as Matthew
Rick Aviles
as Rosario
Robert Beatty Jr.
as Ex-Pharmacist
Reuben Schaefer
as Greek Man
Allison Mackie
as Dime Tipper
Frances Chaney
as Woman in Window
Irma St. Paule
as Neighbor Lady
Damon Chandler
as Her Manager
Aida Turturro
as State Employee
Mark Lotito
as Bellevue Doctor
Larry Kirwan
as Black 47
Daniel von Bargen
as Boat Captain
Chris Byrne
as Black 47
Evelyn Solann
as Bird Lady
Ellis Williams
as Metal Detector Guard
Fred Parcells
as Black 47
Thomas Hamlin
as Black 47
Stephen Mendillo
as Bridge Cop #1
Michael Badalucco
as Bridge Cop #2
Joe Pentangelo
as Arrest Cop #1
Mansoor Najeeullah
as Billie Sweetwater
Victor Slezak
as Driver #1
Peter Appel
as Demolition Man
Ron Brice
as Caesar
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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Sympathetic performances from Danny Glover and Matt Dillon somewhat compensate for the mildness of the material, but can't disguise the fact that the film has very little to say about a major societal problem.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Though something of a failure in its own terms, this social-conscience movie does produce a strong emotional tug...

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Whatever its shortcomings, The Saint of Fort Washington takes its subject very seriously, in ways that no audience can fail to find wrenchingly sad.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

If you have ever stopped your car at an intersection and been approached by men with squeegees, offering to clean your windshield, you may have wondered who these guys are, where they come from, and where they go at night. This movie knows.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Masquerading as a social problem film about the homeless, this is a rather conventional male-buddy Hollywood movie, but the acting of Danny Glover and Matt Dillon is good.

Full Review… | October 4, 2006

This overlooked curio avoids the patronizing pathos that hobbles most 'worthy' Hollywood projects.

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for The Saint of Fort Washington

Fantastic movie.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

What a great movie. About friendship, love, humility, struggle, survival, homelessness, miracles. A movie that will make you cry, and make you want to end homelessness forever.

The realism, in terms of the dialogue & a few other aspects, wasn't very real as I remember it but, it has been a long time. The actors sore with some superb acting. I should rewatch it.

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