The Chocolate War
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A young student in a boy's Catholic school refuses to participate in a school fundraiser as a matter of principle, leading to violent confrontations with his classmates and with the merciless, ambitious new principal. This surprisingly dark, nuanced drama is based upon a book by author Robert Cormier.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

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"Fans of the book may enjoy this dark story."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Seriously underrated and annoyingly overlooked. Gordon delivers a great film in his very first try."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"The story is a classic about grace under pressure and resisting conformity, and it's a noble first effort from a director who has never sold out."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"The acting is superb."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The Chocolate War is reminiscent of another kind of movie that one wishes could be jump-started again: Angry Young Man films."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
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