The Saint of Fort Washington
The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)

Danny Glover plays Jerry, a caring street person who takes a mentally retarded Matthew Dillon under his wing, teaching him the survival smarts so necessary to society's left-overs. The two team up with three other vagrants in an attempt… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 17, 1993
DVD Release Date: April 20, 1994
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Todd McCarthy

Sympathetic performances from Danny Glover and Matt Dillon somewhat compensate for the mildness of the material, but can't disguise the fact that the film has very little to say about a major societal problem.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

If you have ever stopped your car at an intersection and been approached by men with squeegees, offering to clean your windshield, you may have wondered who these guys are, where they come from, and where they go at night. This movie knows.

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This overlooked curio avoids the patronizing pathos that hobbles most 'worthy' Hollywood projects.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Though something of a failure in its own terms, this social-conscience movie does produce a strong emotional tug...

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Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

Dillon has never been better than in this undemonstrative role.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Conveys the isolation, vulnerability, and frustration of two homeless men in New York City

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Whatever its shortcomings, The Saint of Fort Washington takes its subject very seriously, in ways that no audience can fail to find wrenchingly sad.

Emanuel Levy

Masquerading as a social problem film about the homeless, this is a rather conventional male-buddy Hollywood movie, but the acting of Danny Glover and Matt Dillon is good.

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Leo L
Fantastic movie.