Mission To Lars
Mission To Lars (2015)

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

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 25, 2015
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

One is left with the feeling the trip was more in service of the film's narrative than a dream-fulfilling jaunt for Tom.

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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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Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

A relentlessly manipulative, aggressively upbeat movie that can't let a single moment pass without commenting on its wonderfulness through questionable editorial or musical choices.

Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Documentaries about disabilities don't come any smarter or more touching than "Mission to Lars," a beautiful sibling road trip tale with a heavy-metal flourish.

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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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Alee Karim
Under the Radar

An enjoyable, if flawed, watch.

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Ian S. Port
Village Voice

In the particulars of a family quest film, viewers should see the universal. But in William Spicer and James Moore's documentary Mission to Lars, we instead get a whole lot of the specifics.

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Chris Knight
National Post

The documentary has the somewhat loose feel of a family movie, which I suppose is what it is.

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