The Lesser Blessed
The Lesser Blessed (2013)

Premiered to critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and based on the celebrated novel by Richard Van Camp, The Lesser Blessed is an eye-opening depiction of what it is like to be a vulnerable teenager in… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 24, 2013
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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."

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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.

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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.

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Katherine Monk

It's an undeniably noble effort from all involved, but the dreary denouement makes viewer feel lesser than blessed.

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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.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

A decently acted coming-of-age drama that scores points for its setting -- a Canadian Indian reservation high school.

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