Black Robe (1991)

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Missionary Father Laforgue travels to the New World in hopes of converting Algonquin Indians to Catholicism. Accepted, though warily, by the Indians, Laforgue travels with the Indians using his strict Catholic rules and ideals to try and impose his religion.

Rating: R (nudity, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Faith & Spirituality, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Brian Moore
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 7, 1998
Runtime:
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Cast


as Laforgue

as Daniel

as Chomina's Wife

as Father Jerome

as Awondoie

as Father Bourque

as Samuel de Champlain

as Mestigoit

as Algonquin Tribe Memb...

as Kiotseaton

as Ondesson

as Tall Painted Iroquoi...

as Taratande

as Older Workman

as Old Aenons

as Laforgue's Mother

as Mercier

as Workman

as Montagnais

as Montagnais

as Iroquois Leader

as 1st Iroquois

as Iroquois Guard

as Old Iroquois Member

as Tall Painted Iroquoi...

as She Manitou

as Pregnant Woman

as Iroquois Torture Wom...

as Iroquois Torture Wom...

as Musician

as Musician

as Mile La Fontaine

as Algonquin Tribe Memb...

as Algonquin Tribe Memb...

as Algonquin Tribe Memb...

as Algonquin Tribe Memb...

as Algonquin Tribe Memb...

as Algonquin Tribe Memb...

as Algonquin Tribe Memb...

as Algonquin Tribe Memb...

as Algonquin Tribe Memb...

as Algonquin Tribe Memb...

as Algonquin Tribe Memb...

as Algonquin Tribe Memb...

as Algonquin Tribe Memb...

as Algonquin Tribe Memb...

as Algonquin Tribe Memb...

as Laforgue's Mother

as Algonquin Tribe Memb...
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Critic Reviews for Black Robe

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4)

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

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

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

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

A demanding film filled with complexities and meant for the discriminating viewer.

Full Review… | May 14, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This compelling tale of adventure set in 17th century Canada is a spiritual classic

Full Review… | July 12, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Black Robe

Beautiful scenic photography of the area in and around Ontario. I love historical based movies, so I very much enjoyed this. A jesuit priest travels to the Americas from France to "save" the savages from themselves. Interesting subject, because this perspective seems more the reality than what we've been taught in school. May be a little slow for some, but the story is engaging, and the acting and directing is of high calibur.

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

½

Often simply too pat to enjoy, and all the ending manages to accomplish is closing the film.

Dillon Lupky
Dillon Lupky

Super Reviewer

This film about a French missionary?s journeys among the Algonquin?s during the colonial era has often been called a Canadian Dances with Wolves, but this story is a lot bleaker and probably more realistic than that Kevin Costner vehicle. The main character is a frustratingly stubborn religious fanatic who never realizes the damage he?s doing by trying to convert the Native Americans to his ways. It?s very well made and it conveys the period quite well. However, the acting is a bit weak and the story itself doesn?t really go much of anywhere. It gets an ?A? in the historical reenactment department, and probably a ?C? in the narrative storytelling department.

Dracula787
MJS MJS

Super Reviewer

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