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November 21, 2016
Spectacular film which captures the essence of the era, city, and characters. Viewers are sure to be lured in by any one or more characters as well as by the personal nature of the story. The film serves as a sort of autobiography of the filmmaker, yet some of the events in the film are symbolic of events which actually took place, rather than being exactly what transpired. If one is looking for a captivating, bare bones roller coaster ride of emotions, bringing out laughter, sadness, sympathy, concern, and frustration, 'A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints' will more than satisfy your craving.
November 16, 2016
I'm sure it's a fine film but it has almost nothing to do with the book which really sucks because the book tells a phenomenal story.
September 8, 2016
The adult scenes were kind of dragging down, but this realistic coming of age film is decent. It showcases the grittiness of urban life, with some decent performances all around. I would only recommend for hardcore fans of the cast or fans of gritty coming of age films.
September 18, 2015
A well done,gritty coming of age story that's well crafted...surprisingly good.
½ September 1, 2015
Knowing that the director experienced these events makes the film seem more moving. Whereas my first thoughts were that it is a jumbled mess with flat direction.
August 21, 2015
A good Shia lebouf movie to watch over and over
August 16, 2015
Channing Tatum and Shia LaBeouf shine in this coming of age tale told through the eyes of Dito Montiel. This is a must see.
August 3, 2015
Great movie very sad though
½ July 11, 2015
Flawed but entertaining coming of age drama.
½ January 8, 2015
It is a good movie, but it just didn't connect with me.
½ August 7, 2014
A little familiar, but genuinely affecting and really honest-feeling. Great acting and directing.
½ July 22, 2014
a generally good film. the acting/dialogue was well done, and i liked the documentary-like visual style which made the film more real. I thought the film was really intense - to think that such things actually happen in the world is horrible. I felt like the movie didn't really resolve, but i guess that's real life ...
½ July 7, 2014
Great emotion, great storytelling, good acting. Definitely worth a watch.
June 6, 2014
'I left everything, and everyone. But no one, no one has ever left me.'
½ May 31, 2014
A very different and raw movie, but great nonetheless.
April 22, 2014
Missed this first time around. Some great performances and editing to tell a straightforward story.
½ February 16, 2014
A powerful drama, with a very talented cast...
February 1, 2014
Amazing film! Bravura performances. I can't believe I never saw this.
½ January 2, 2014
The more I watch this movie the more I like it. With time, the film simply grows on you.
½ December 25, 2013
Characters that aper at first glance as ignorant, racist and simply uninteresting slowly grow on you over the coarse of a gritty setting, inspiring dialogue and an ending that leaves your head throbing while you try and sleep at night.
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