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Ten Thousand Saints (2015)

Ten Thousand Saints (2015)

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Jude (Asa Butterfield) is a teenage boy who is trying to reconnect with his father Les (Ethan Hawke) in 1987 Manhattan. When Jude's friend, Teddy (Avan Jogia), dies of a drug overdose, Jude finds himself befriending a group of friends who are against drugs, alcohol, profanity and sex and live for punk-style rock music. When he meets Eliza (Hailee Steinfeld), who is sixteen years old and is pregnant with Teddy's child, he and Les are forced to be her rock as she struggles through her pregnancy and early motherhood while Jude struggles with his feelings for her and his relationship with his father. (C) Official Facebook

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Cast

Nancy Ellen Shore
as Vermont mother
Jeff O'Donnell
as Tory Ventura
Kevin Cannon
as Disabled Veteran
Krista Tunnell
as East Village Waitress
Henry Keleman
as Young Jude
Michael Elian
as Security Guard
Eva Kaminsky
as Soccer Mom
Mike Malvagno
as Straight Edge Mosher
Lawrence Whitener
as Homeless Man
Eric Elizaga
as Eric Steinberg
Brett Berg
as Naked Rioter
Pedro Marcelino
as Drug Dealer
Gil Porter
as Yuppie
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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (14)

Lacks resonance and a steady directorial hand.

April 22, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

For a movie with extremely loud punk-rock music at its core, "Ten Thousand Saints" is a pleasantly low-key experience; it's a small-scale character drama about learning to live with loss.

August 27, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The film shows all the earmarks of a story too heavily compressed; the complications among the entwined families pile up after a while, and the period milieu feels arbitrary.

August 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Jude, our narrator, is paper thin. His most memorable qualities are his gangly frame and his bright blue eyes.

August 20, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's a sensitive and interesting film.

August 14, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"Ten Thousand Saints" pulsates with full-blooded supporting characters who create a tragic-absurd tapestry of decay and rebellion in the Ronald Reagan years, from depressed New England to volatile New York. It's too bad the center cannot hold.

August 13, 2015 | Full Review…

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