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Saint Ralph Reviews

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June 21, 2007
The heart of the film and ensemble, however, is Adam Butcher. If there's any justice, this guy could have a hell of a career. Highly recommended.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 1, 2007
What writer-director Michael McGowan has pulled off is a bit of a miracle.
October 2, 2006
For the jaded moviegoer, here's a little film that just might restore your faith -- in movies and a whole lot more.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 12, 2005
A likable little underdog-triumphs drama from Canada... This is a case where my idealistic side won out over my cynical side.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 15, 2005
Butcher carries the film well, interpreting Ralph as a tangle of mixed-up yearnings tempered with an indomitable drive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 26, 2005
The comic aspects of this comedy-drama are overly broad and forced, while the supposedly dramatic ones are cloying and treacly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 26, 2005
This wincingly earnest comedy-drama could rival the maple tree as Canada's leading producer of sap.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 26, 2005
A hooey-slathered film that combines the Catholic school humor of 'Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?' with the rah-rah uplift of an underdog sports story.
Read More | Original Score: '1.5/4'
August 25, 2005
An overly convenient plot is the main con in Ralph, which includes a devastating fire, an assist from a celebrity and at least one miracle, all of which show up exactly when the plot needs help moving forward.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 25, 2005
Canadian writer-director Michael McGowan has packed it so full of earnestness that viewers end up jogging along.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 19, 2005
Ralph may be more a sinner than a saint, and his movie may be a little cheesy, but who cares - I thoroughly enjoyed following him on his quest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 19, 2005
...a small, straightforward story that has its heart in the right place, even if its hokey sentimentality keeps it from reaching the finish line.
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August 16, 2005
The movie rests on (Adam) Butcher, and the actor proves to be a well-rounded smart aleck in the making.
| Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2005
If McGowan pushes the religious themes too hard, his greatest sin is that he leads you to believe that the story is true.
August 8, 2005
Funny, touching and uplifting.
August 7, 2005
It's all very cute and predictable. Still it's a fun movie...
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 6, 2005
Pushes itself as strenuously as its young protagonist, but ultimately collapses in a welter of sentiment, cuteness and whimsy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 5, 2005
It's worth seeking out this bittersweet comedy with its emotionally resonant story and stellar performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 5, 2005
McGowan's film demonstrates how sometimes the strongest acts of faith can only occur entirely outside the church.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 5, 2005
Even when it's pushing the limits of shameless manipulation, this cheeky Canadian film has charm and wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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