Video Review: 'The Boys of St. Vincent' | EW.com

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The Boys of St. Vincent John N. Smith's extraordinary three-hour film about the sexual abuse of boys in a Newfoundland orphanage run by Christian brothers, inspired by ...The Boys of St. VincentDramaPT186MUnrated John N. Smith's extraordinary three-hour film about the sexual abuse of boys in a Newfoundland orphanage run by Christian brothers, inspired by ...1996-04-26Brian DoddJohnny MorinaBrian Dodd, Johnny Morina
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The Boys of St. Vincent

Genre: Drama; Starring: Ashley Billard, Henry Czerny, Brian Dodd, Johnny Morina; Director: John N. Smith; Author: John N. Smith; Runtime (in minutes): 186; MPAA Rating: Unrated

John N. Smith’s extraordinary three-hour film about the sexual abuse of boys in a Newfoundland orphanage run by Christian brothers, inspired by actual events, is more than welcome on video. The subject matter and its uncompromising treatment may be just too sensitive — too harrowing — to watch in a public space. Made for Canadian TV but released in theaters in the U.S., The Boys of St. Vincent is as intricately designed as a stained glass window. And as the malevolent yet tortured Brother Lavin, Czerny is so mesmerizing he may haunt the dreams of the little child within us all. A