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There Be Dragons (2011)

There Be Dragons

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

May 06, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

117 min.

Production Budget

$35 millions

Studio

Samuel Goldwyn Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Roland Joffe

Producer

Roland Joffe, Guy J. Louthan, Ignacio Nunez, Ignacio G. Sancha

Screenwriter

Roland Joffe

Starring

Story


Starring Charlie Cox ("Stardust"), Wes Bentley ("American Beauty"), Olga Kurylenko ("Quantum of Solace"), Emmy Award-winning actor Derek Jacobi ("Gladiator"), Dougray Scott ("Mission Impossible II") and Rodrigo Santoro ("300"), "There Be Dragons" tells the story of London-based investigative journalist Robert Torres (Dougray Scott), who visits Spain to research a book about Josemaria Escriva (Cox), the controversial founder of Opus Dei. But Robert hits a wall, both professionally and personally, when his most promising source-his own father, Manolo Torres (Bentley), turns out to be his least cooperative one. Robert begins to unearth his father's toxic secrets when he learns that Manolo was not only born in the same Spanish town as Josemaria, but that they were childhood friends and attended the same seminary. The two men take radically different paths in life, with Josemaria dedicating his life to his faith while Manolo is swept into the brutal and tumultuous Spanish Civil War. Manolo descends into a dangerous and jealous obsession when the beautiful Hungarian revolutionary Ildiko (Olga Kurylenko) doesn't return his affections and instead gives herself to the courageous military leader, Oriol (Rodrigo Santoro).

As Robert continues to unearth the secrets of Josemaria's life and Manolo's mysterious anger, their overlapping journeys are revealed with the truths and sorrows of their past choices, which compels Manolo to confront his own secret with one last opportunity of forgiveness.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..it's embarrassing to watch an otherwise gifted filmmaker..”
by Tirdad Derakhshani [Philadelphia Inquirer]
“..the most politically confusing movie..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..is tinny and tarnished..”
by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]