Least Among Saints
Least Among Saints (2012)

Returning home to a broken marriage and an uncertain future, combat veteran Anthony Hayward (Papazian) believes there is no hope for himself. Yet when a troubled ten year-old neighbor, Wade (Tristan Lake Leabu), calls out for help, Anthony… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 12, 2012
DVD Release Date: July 2, 2013
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

This quietly affecting indie film, about a Middle East war vet and the 10-year-old boy he takes under his wing, gently pulls the heartstrings while making dramatic missteps along the way.

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Simon Abrams
Village Voice

A film in which any authority figure who can't magically sober up and play surrogate daddy for a spell is treated as either a meddler or a well-meaning, do-nothing skeptic.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

It all ends on a grace note that feels false but caps an otherwise solid if predictable drama.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

The results are too predictable.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The top notch production qualities, great direction, and fantastic ensemble performances make this film a definite recommendation.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Earnestness combines with pedestrian technique in Martin Papazian's well-meaning but clumsy film.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Though both actors deliver performances more credible than the plot that frames them, their authenticity only highlights the script's affection for improbable coincidences and an ending even Garry Marshall might consider too pat.

Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

Excels in performances resonating with raw intensity and dramatic authenticity. But while earnestly inspired by the tragic circumstances facing US soldiers in war for real, the material forming the basis here is without historical context, and it shows.

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Todd Jorgenson

Papazian overloads the film with contrived melodrama and forced sentimentality.

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