The Dust Factory
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An adventure tale about the love and friendship between two teenagers who help each other through a difficult time in their lives. Ryan Flynn is a wondrous young boy who hasn't spoken since witnessing his father's death at the age of nine. Now thirteen, Ryan has a near fatal accident when he falls from a bridge and is magically transported to a fantasy realm known as The Dust Factory (a place that mirrors his fear of mortality). In this strange yet familiar world, Ryan meets Melanie, a precocious young beauty, who steals his heart. Together they embark on a journey where they face… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A tedious, precious fantasy about a boy faced with choosing between life and death -- an endless existence in limbo is actually more like it."
‑ Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
"It would have made a much more powerful short than full-length movie."
‑ Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News
"one of the most original and imaginative children's films in a long time."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, Dallas Observer
"Comes across like an earnest after-school special disfigured by off-putting fantasy elements and bloated with self-indulgent touches."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"It could use a better title, although this awful one certainly captures the film's tedium."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"It's all very whimsical and fluffy, but the bottom line is, who cares?"
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It's the dreariest children's story I've ever seen... gloomy, depressing, and way too long. Somebody get the Hoover - back to dust is where this movie needs to go."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"When your main character goes off into a fantasy world where anything can happen and absolutely nothing does, that's unfortunate."
‑ John Venable,
"A well-intentioned but unconvincing fable."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"I was rooting for the motes."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"It's actually just kind of stupid."
‑ Phoebe Flowers, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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