There Be Dragons Among the subjects of this florid, convoluted historical drama from writer-director Roland Joffé ( The Mission ): the Spanish Civil War; the spiritual path of… There Be Dragons Among the subjects of this florid, convoluted historical drama from writer-director Roland Joffé ( The Mission ): the Spanish Civil War; the spiritual path of… 2011-05-06 PG-13 PT122M Drama Wes Bentley Charlie Cox Dougray Scott Samuel Goldwyn Films
Movie Review

There Be Dragons (2011)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
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
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: May 06, 2011; Rated: PG-13; Length: 122 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Wes Bentley, Charlie Cox and Dougray Scott; 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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Originally posted May 04, 2011 Published in issue #1154 May 13, 2011 Order article reprints
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