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      The Vessel

      PG-13 Released Sep 16, 2016 1 hr. 26 min. Drama List
      67% 18 Reviews Tomatometer 45% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A tidal wave destroys a small-town elementary school and washes 46 children out to sea. Over the next 10 years, music, dancing, fireworks and childbirth all vanish from the village, which is locked in perpetual mourning. One night, a young man named Leo slips off the pier and drowns but mysteriously revives three hours later. The townspeople wonder if this is a sign from God when Leo feels compelled to build a mysterious structure out of the school's remains. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 24 Buy Now

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      Vanessa S It's a hauntingly beautiful film. Gorgeous cinematography and intimate portrayals of a grieving community that can band together through hope and faith. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Mike J Sonic I think I'm going to be a little weird but I'm going to get a Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/29/22 Full Review Audience Member Beautiful, contemplative, redemptive. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/26/19 Full Review chris n A well made film with an exotic locale and high ideals. The problem is simply that it's boring. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Serge L The small budget would have made this film proper for TV only, but the acting, the setting, the story and the effects were all there to make this lift off. The story is very contrary to expected. We'd think some magic would happen with some special power but the magic is only in what people believes, which could be dark, even black, or could be light and hopeful. That the film got itself so good while being so ordinary is as if it had a bit of god in it. Yes, it's believable. Kudos to all for making this. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/25/17 Full Review Audience Member The Vessel est un film porto-ricain assez étrange en raison de son approche mais malgré tout, le message voulu passe bien et la réalisation est réussie mais le côté contemplatif du film ne plaira pas à tout le monde. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Matthew Lickona San Diego Reader Whatever his influences, Quintana has made his own, fine thing: a quietly powerful depiction of the what is required to rekindle hope in the hopeless. Rated: 3/5 Sep 21, 2016 Full Review Nell Minow Movie Mom Gentle, poetic, touching. Rated: B+ Sep 15, 2016 Full Review Andy Webster New York Times A modest, but not maudlin, parable of hope about mustering the strength to vigorously plunge again into life's uncertainties after a devastating loss. Sep 15, 2016 Full Review Nathanael Hood Audiences Everywhere Julio Quintana's The Vessel is a gorgeous, lyrical film about faith that's more interested in questions than in answers. Rated: B Dec 27, 2018 Full Review Jordi Costa El Pais (Spain) Julio Quintana turns his camera into an omniscient eye, while raising exciting questions about the distance between tragedy and miracle. [Full review in Spanish] Dec 19, 2016 Full Review Carlos Marañón Cinemanía (Spain) A clear and obvious example of the difficulty of conveying messages of spiritual transcendence through cinema. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 2/5 Nov 7, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A tidal wave destroys a small-town elementary school and washes 46 children out to sea. Over the next 10 years, music, dancing, fireworks and childbirth all vanish from the village, which is locked in perpetual mourning. One night, a young man named Leo slips off the pier and drowns but mysteriously revives three hours later. The townspeople wonder if this is a sign from God when Leo feels compelled to build a mysterious structure out of the school's remains.
      Director
      Julio Quintana
      Executive Producer
      Terrence Malick, Sarah Green
      Screenwriter
      Julio Quintana
      Distributor
      Outsider Pictures
      Production Co
      New Territory Pictures, Rockafellow Films, P&R Productions
      Rating
      PG-13 (Thematic Elements|Some Partial Nudity/Sensuality)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 16, 2016, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 2, 2017
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