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      The Dynamiter

      2011 1 hr. 13 min. Drama List
      Reviews 75% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A boy (William Patrick Ruffin) whose mother abandoned him ponders the meaning of family after a school counselor assigns him an essay. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Very good indie with a heart of gold. It's a bit like Mud in that it's seen through the eyes of a young boy who's trying to make sense if the world around him. The story is slow paced but effective. There are a couple of young actors here worth keeping an eye on for the future. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member This is one of those rare glimpses into the reality of rural poverty, a phenomenon almost completely hidden from the media and largely ignored. It is remarkable when it appears at all in films like Winter's Bone and Beasts of the Southern Wild, though this movie is far more real than either of them. It sees its world with clear eyes, with no villains, only regular people in lean circumstances trying to get by. It's not about plot or narrative but witnessing. It is true to the experiences of myself and others I knew in the rural South and a great document. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A true love of the south and a desire to portray that region - in all its ugliness and beauty - shines through the film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent little indy film from American director Matthew Gordon. Very well shot, acted & written, this film shows an unusual face of the deep south in America, far from the glitters of giant cities, we see the struggles of a 15years old who's trying his best to keep it all together. It's brilliant. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Une "jolie" chronique estivale sur les liens familiaux qui tourne peut-etre parfois un peu trop en rond pour donner un tout grand film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Mike Scott Times-Picayune A slow-burn, Mississippi-set drama that is steeped in atmosphere and a gritty, sweaty sense of place but that suffers from its lack of narrative momentum. Rated: 2/5 Sep 28, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A boy (William Patrick Ruffin) whose mother abandoned him ponders the meaning of family after a school counselor assigns him an essay.
      Matthew Gordon
      Executive Producer
      Art Jones, Karthik Achar, George Dritsas, Casey Gordon, Marianne Michallet, Todd Murphy
      Matthew Gordon, Brad Ingelsby
      Production Co
      Elysium Bandini Studios
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 1, 2016
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