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Sanctuary (2016)




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Love story about the efforts of a young man and woman with intellectual disabilities to be together.


Christopher Dunne
as Danny the Popcorn
Steven Monaghan
as Jim the Bus Driver
Eileen Gibbons
as Larry's Mum
Orla McGovern
as Patricia Kelly
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Critic Reviews for Sanctuary

All Critics (14)

(The) casting, and the skilled performances it brings us, are sufficient reasons to find the movie heartening, but the script is also of value. Although fairly rough-hewn, it has subtle touches and it campaigns on a noteworthy topic.

January 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Thoughtful, nuanced and fun, Sanctuary subverts received ideas about disability in its very approach to filmmaking.

December 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Christian O'Reilly's screenplay combines elements from the typical feelgood drama with harsher insights into the lives of the protagonists.

December 27, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This deft delight resolutely refuses to patronise the performers or the audience. It has a sincerity, wit and compassion that recalls Justin Edgar's 2005 short film Special People.

December 27, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There's a wonderful warmth and directness to this movie.

December 27, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A devastating conclusion leaves us with an aching sadness and some quite profound questions about the basic human right to love the person we choose.

December 26, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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