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Black Robe
My Rating:
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3.5 Stars
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Primary Location: First Saw:In Theatre Saw at/with: With Greta and Neil at York Square
Rating: R Year: 1991 Category: Drama
Director: Bruce Beresford Time: 101 min. Writer: Brian Moore

Mine: Very well acted and directed. Interesting story about missionary workers in Canada. But is just so damded depressing that you wonder why someone would make such a story. I guess that it is important to tell such stories. Impressive, but not fun.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Epic look at a 17th-century Jesuit priest who goes to Quebec to colonize the "Indian" tribes. Director Beresford travels much the same territory as DANCES WITH WOLVES, but paints a much bleaker picture. Beautifully photographed (by Peter James) but graphically violent, this flawed, fascinating film is for demanding viewers.
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