Mission To Lars
Mission To Lars (2013)

Kate and Will Spicer's brother, Tom, has Fragile X Syndrome, the most common form of inherited learning disability. He is also a massive fan of Lars Ulrich from Metallica. They made a promise to Tom that they would get him to meet Lars.… More

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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter

It will not teach you very much about either autism or Metallica, but you will leave the theater smiling.

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Andy Lea
Daily Star

The film, which plays a little like a real-life Rain Man, may be a bit rough around the edges but that only adds to its charm. Kate and Will show their relationship with their brother in all its messiness.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

The movie it brought to my mind (and compares favourably with) is Ira Wohl's equally personal, wonderfully inspiring Best Boy, which won an Oscar for best documentary in 1979.

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Sharon O'Connell
Time Out

The literal and emotional voyage that gives this sweet, touching and often funny doc its shape resists any temptation to overegg the self-discovery pudding.

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Tara Brady
Irish Times

Never mind the bickering and cajoling: this is a lovely, generous chronicle of a lovely, generous gesture.

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

Admirable cause, amateurish film, although Ulrich comes out of it smelling sweet.

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Henry Northmore
The List

Ultimately this is a film about overcoming adversity, facing your fears, family bonding and the power of music to reach anybody and everybody.

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Kevin Harley
Total Film

You'll cry a bit come the tense, touching climax - then punch the air with joy.

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This is London

This is no masterpiece but worth seeing for the way it treats its subject with unpatronising sympathy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Marcus Woolcott
A must-see.