The Chocolate War
The Chocolate War (1988)

A young student in a boy's Catholic school refuses to participate in a school fundraiser as a matter of principle, leading to violent confrontations with his classmates and with the merciless, ambitious new principal. This surprisingly… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 18, 1988
DVD Release Date: April 17, 2007
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Fans of the book may enjoy this dark story.

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Scott Weinberg

Seriously underrated and annoyingly overlooked. Gordon delivers a great film in his very first try.

Rob Gonsalves

The story is a classic about grace under pressure and resisting conformity, and it's a noble first effort from a director who has never sold out.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The acting is superb.

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

The Chocolate War is reminiscent of another kind of movie that one wishes could be jump-started again: Angry Young Man films.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
I loved this surreal teenage drama, it's deep, and Ilan Mitchell-Smith is really cool in it.
Erin Collins
I'm glad I decided to watch this movie. It was very entertaining.