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      The Lesser Blessed

      R Released May 2, 2013 1h 26m Drama List
      50% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 58% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A teen (Joel Nathan Evans) from Canada's Ticho tribe tries to rise above the drugs and violence that threaten to pull him down. Read More Read Less

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      Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times Despite [the movie's] issues, Doron has no trouble capturing the haunting grace of place and people and the harsh realities faced by "The Lesser Blessed." Rated: 3/5 Jun 6, 2013 Full Review Geoff Pevere Globe and Mail Part of the long march of misunderstood movie adolescents that leads from the frozen Canadian North straight down to James Dean's Los Angeles in Rebel Without a Cause. Rated: 2/4 May 31, 2013 Full Review Bruce DeMara Toronto Star [Doron] has assembled a uniformly solid cast, starting with an impressive debut by Evans, whose brown eyes are both soulful and watchful. It's a performance that commands our attention and empathy. Rated: 3/4 May 30, 2013 Full Review Anders Wright San Diego Union-Tribune The emotions present in Anita Doron's film still feel fresh and universal, even if some of the dialogue is clunky. Rated: 2.5/5 Jun 28, 2013 Full Review Katherine Monk Canada.com It's an undeniably noble effort from all involved, but the dreary denouement makes viewer feel lesser than blessed. Rated: 2.5/5 May 31, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      dax h Decided to go with 3 stars rather than 2.5 because of Benjamin Bratt's acting and his character's portrayal. And there were some good messages for those dealing with heavy things. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member It is very powerful and absorbing with solid performances from the whole cast especially from Bratt and Evans. It is very emotional and the high-effort from the studios can be seen when watching this great film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Remarkable movie that is best understood if you take the time to immerse yourself in the story and really feel what is happening. I could relate to the characters. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Good story, well told. Good character development, well acted. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Watch this movie, only if for the tremendous cinematography highlighting Northern Canada. It's beautifully filmed, and up there with the best of art-house productions. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member The cinematography is definitely the star here, along with the location and production design. The characters don't quite feel alive. And the writing doesn't provide much of anything compelling for them to do or say. But the details of the journey still kept my interest most of the way through. Overall, a valiant indie effort that I admire in terms of its unique setting and striving to tell an honest story in a realistic style. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A teen (Joel Nathan Evans) from Canada's Ticho tribe tries to rise above the drugs and violence that threaten to pull him down.
      Director
      Anita Doron
      Producer
      Christina Piovesan
      Screenwriter
      Anita Doron
      Distributor
      Monterey Media
      Rating
      R (Drug and Alcohol Use|All Involving Teens|Language|Sexual Content|Violence)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 2, 2013, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 25, 2013
      Runtime
      1h 26m
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