Mission To Lars Reviews

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October 2, 2015
One is left with the feeling the trip was more in service of the film's narrative than a dream-fulfilling jaunt for Tom.
October 1, 2015
The documentary has the somewhat loose feel of a family movie, which I suppose is what it is.
September 30, 2015
A relentlessly manipulative, aggressively upbeat movie that can't let a single moment pass without commenting on its wonderfulness through questionable editorial or musical choices.
September 25, 2015
An enjoyable, if flawed, watch.
September 24, 2015
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.
September 22, 2015
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.
March 22, 2013
Ultimately this is a film about overcoming adversity, facing your fears, family bonding and the power of music to reach anybody and everybody.
March 14, 2013
The film, which plays a little like a real-life Rain Man, may be a bit rough around the edges but that only adds to its charm. Kate and Will show their relationship with their brother in all its messiness.
January 22, 2013
Warm hearted and ultimately moving documentary that combines gentle humour, an engaging central quest and some thought provoking observations on learning disability.
August 10, 2012
Never mind the bickering and cajoling: this is a lovely, generous chronicle of a lovely, generous gesture.
June 24, 2012
It will not teach you very much about either autism or Metallica, but you will leave the theater smiling.
June 21, 2012
You'll cry a bit come the tense, touching climax - then punch the air with joy.
June 14, 2012
An uplifting and sweetly inspirational documentary.
June 10, 2012
The movie it brought to my mind (and compares favourably with) is Ira Wohl's equally personal, wonderfully inspiring Best Boy, which won an Oscar for best documentary in 1979.
June 8, 2012
Admirable cause, amateurish film, although Ulrich comes out of it smelling sweet.
June 8, 2012
This is no masterpiece but worth seeing for the way it treats its subject with unpatronising sympathy.
June 7, 2012
The peripheral interviews with the extended Spicer family are as compelling as the central quest; this is a film with rare honesty and nuance in a field that frequently feels queasy.
June 7, 2012
More about musical obsession than the nuts and bolts of autism, but very sweet all the same.
June 7, 2012
Not only is this documentary warm-hearted and thoroughly entertaining, but it has a lot to teach us about how families can rise to the challenge of mental disability.
June 7, 2012
The film that reduced Lemmy to tears will have a similar affect on you. Just lovely.
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