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Least Among Saints Reviews

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
October 12, 2012
The results are too predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
October 10, 2012
As a portrait of a self-pitying drunk's wet dream of inexplicable atonement, it's fairly effective, but as a story meant to take place on some rational version of planet Earth, it's utterly hopeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Simon Abrams
Village Voice
October 9, 2012
A film in which any authority figure who can't magically sober up and play surrogate daddy for a spell is treated as either a meddler or a well-meaning, do-nothing skeptic.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
October 11, 2012
Though both actors deliver performances more credible than the plot that frames them, their authenticity only highlights the script's affection for improbable coincidences and an ending even Garry Marshall might consider too pat.
| Original Score: 2/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
October 12, 2012
Papazian overloads the film with contrived melodrama and forced sentimentality.
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 12, 2012
This entry in the returning-vet genre should probably have gone straight to the Lifetime channel.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 18, 2012
Earnestness combines with pedestrian technique in Martin Papazian's well-meaning but clumsy film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
November 12, 2012
Excels in performances resonating with raw intensity and dramatic authenticity. But while earnestly inspired by the tragic circumstances facing US soldiers in war for real, the material forming the basis here is without historical context, and it shows.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 7, 2013
The top notch production qualities, great direction, and fantastic ensemble performances make this film a definite recommendation.
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
October 18, 2012
This quietly affecting indie film, about a Middle East war vet and the 10-year-old boy he takes under his wing, gently pulls the heartstrings while making dramatic missteps along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
October 19, 2012
It all ends on a grace note that feels false but caps an otherwise solid if predictable drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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