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Mission To Lars (2015)



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Kate and Will Spicer's brother, Tom, has Fragile X Syndrome, the most common form of inherited learning disability. He is also a massive fan of Lars Ulrich from Metallica. They made a promise to Tom that they would get him to meet Lars. Tom's dream is their promise. Together they went on a Mission to Lars.

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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (5)

One is left with the feeling the trip was more in service of the film's narrative than a dream-fulfilling jaunt for Tom.

Full Review… | October 2, 2015
Globe and Mail
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Documentaries about disabilities don't come any smarter or more touching than "Mission to Lars," a beautiful sibling road trip tale with a heavy-metal flourish.

Full Review… | September 24, 2015
New York Times
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In the particulars of a family quest film, viewers should see the universal. But in William Spicer and James Moore's documentary Mission to Lars, we instead get a whole lot of the specifics.

Full Review… | September 22, 2015
Village Voice
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It will not teach you very much about either autism or Metallica, but you will leave the theater smiling.

Full Review… | June 24, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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The literal and emotional voyage that gives this sweet, touching and often funny doc its shape resists any temptation to overegg the self-discovery pudding.

Full Review… | June 6, 2012
Time Out
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The documentary has the somewhat loose feel of a family movie, which I suppose is what it is.

Full Review… | October 1, 2015
National Post

Audience Reviews for Mission To Lars


A must-see.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

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Meh, it follows a formula but it doesn´t really come together. It´s a decent story but I never really felt connected to the characters as their development feels sloppy. Also, the camera work and sound was sometimes distracting. One feels a little obligated to like it but you don´t have to. Everyone plays nice but somehow the film lacks depth.

craig downing
craig downing

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