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There Be Dragons

There Be DragonsAmong the subjects of this florid, convoluted historical drama from writer-director Roland Joffé (The Mission): the Spanish Civil War; the...There Be DragonsDramaPT122MPG-13Among the subjects of this florid, convoluted historical drama from writer-director Roland Joffé (The Mission): the Spanish Civil War; the...2011-05-05Samuel Goldwyn Films
Wes Bentley | HORRORS OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR Wes Bentley as Manolo in There Be Dragons

HORRORS OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR Wes Bentley as Manolo in There Be Dragons

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There Be Dragons

Genre: Drama; Starring: Wes Bentley, Charlie Cox, Dougray Scott; Director: Roland Joffe; Author: Roland Joffe; Release Date Limited: 05/06/2011; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 122; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Among the subjects of this florid, convoluted historical drama from writer-director Roland Joffé (The Mission): the Spanish Civil War; the spiritual path of the now-canonized priest Josemaría Escrivá (Charlie Cox), founder of the controversial Roman Catholic organization Opus Dei (which gives the ? flattering pic its blessing); and the reconciliation of a journalist (Dougray Scott) and his estranged, dying father (American Beauty’s Wes Bentley, in old-man makeup and in youthful flashback). As tidy plot structure would have it, the moribund dad was Escrivá’s childhood friend. C+

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