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      I Am David

      PG Released Dec 3, 2004 1 hr. 32 min. Adventure Drama List
      39% 33 Reviews Tomatometer 84% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score David (Ben Tibber) is a 12 year old on his own in an Eastern European prison camp. His best friend, Johannes (James Caviezel), protects and looks after him. One day, David is able to escape, and he embarks on a mission to deliver a sealed envelope to Denmark. Along the way, he saves a young girl (Viola Carinci) from a fire, befriends an elderly Swiss woman (Joan Plowright) and learns the value of trusting others. But what David discovers in Denmark truly changes his life forever. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 19 Buy Now

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      I Am David smothers its heartwarming story in narrative contrivances that ultimately render suspension of disbelief - or enjoyment - all but impossible.

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      Erica W Great movie to watch in wonder with the sound off and a backtrack that doesn't match. Watch it in a crowded bar and be perplexed by what you are being shown in the current context. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/03/24 Full Review Jason H David isn't well portrayed, the wimpish voice is overacted Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/29/24 Full Review Henry S Such a beautifully crafted film! You can feel the love and dedication that was put in every part of this movie. A must see. One of my all time favorite films, the way it addresses suffering, trauma, goodness, trust, love, freedom, it's truly a masterpiece. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/25/23 Full Review The G This was an amazing story of the journey Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/13/23 Full Review Audience Member The typically left neo-marxist critics didn’t like it because of the negative content about communism. So obvious Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/05/22 Full Review Audience Member For a 7 mil budget, not bad. If you lost your family and were thrown into a political concentration camp, seen your best friend murdered, and had very little hope of surviving, how would you deal with it? Now imagine your only 10 years old. This aspect is what carried my interest. How the film ends is not as emotionally fulfilling as we would like. But, life isn't Disney on parade. Time doesn't always heal psychological trauma. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Apr 1, 2006 Full Review Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Clearly, huge tankers of disbelief must be suspended in a sea of goodwill to get into the spirit of the film. Rated: B- Dec 8, 2004 Full Review Eric Harrison Houston Chronicle The film is marred by too many coincidences, but there are a couple of twists at the end that tug at the heartstrings and leave you with a warm feeling. Rated: 2/4 Dec 3, 2004 Full Review Peter T. Chattaway Christianity Today While some parents might wish the film had more emotional depth, they will probably appreciate the gentle humor. Then they can introduce their children to the book. Rated: 2/4 Sep 25, 2006 Full Review Jules Brenner Filmcritic.com Get out the Game Boy instead. Rated: 1.5/5 Aug 26, 2006 Full Review Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone TheMovieChicks.com It's like Tom Sawyer's Great Escape - a strange combination of stories that's interesting, but doesn't quite capture your emotions. Rated: 3/5 Dec 5, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis David (Ben Tibber) is a 12 year old on his own in an Eastern European prison camp. His best friend, Johannes (James Caviezel), protects and looks after him. One day, David is able to escape, and he embarks on a mission to deliver a sealed envelope to Denmark. Along the way, he saves a young girl (Viola Carinci) from a fire, befriends an elderly Swiss woman (Joan Plowright) and learns the value of trusting others. But what David discovers in Denmark truly changes his life forever.
      Director
      Paul Feig
      Screenwriter
      Paul Feig
      Distributor
      Lionsgate Films
      Production Co
      Walden Media
      Rating
      PG (Violence|Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      Adventure, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 3, 2004, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $284.0K
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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