Powder (1995)

A strange young man changes the lives of those around him in this emotional and mystical drama. The man in question is Powder, a hairless, albino youth who has strange kinetic powers. After his grandfather's death, he is sent to a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 27, 1995
DVD Release Date: August 10, 1999
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Performed to the hilt by Flanery and filmed with conviction by Victor Salva, the movie is finally too solemn to survive its pushy musical strings.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Interesting film that's just a little too much like an expanded X Files episode

Michael Dequina

Pretentious, uninvolving headscratcher that aims to be tragic and uplifting and falls way short; the only thing it'll lift is your butt from your seat midway through the film.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Offbeat drama about a mystic with strange powers and a compassionate service of others.

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Fred Topel

Okay drama, could have been more moving

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
A beautiful movie. One of my faves..
Michael S
Watched this again recently, and it's a very solid film with a great performance by Flanery. But it's really hard not to cringe at a few… More
Alex roy
An average Sci Fi Drama film about a strange boy who has superpowers and who is an albino. Directed by Victor Salva, Powder boasts a strong cast but has an… More
Jason Owens
Rather lame idea, just shaving the head of an actor and Michael Jackson'ing him head to toe, I mean bleaching him, but it somehow all works. Pretty good… More
Kevin M. Williams
What I particularly enjoy about this thinly disguised retelling of the Christ tale is the ending wherein "the Savior", rather than sacrificing his… More
Dean McKenna
This tale of understanding and friendship is occassionally heartwarming of an enigmatic white-skinned albino who emerges from the shadows.