Overall Rank: 1040
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 63
Theatrical Release Date: 10/10/1997
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Atom Egoyan
Actors: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Caerthan Banks, Tom McCamus, Gabrielle Rose, Alberta Watson
Plot: Set in a small northern village, a story which focuses on how one community plunges into tragedy when its school bus crashes into a lake, claiming the lives of more than a dozen of the town's children.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/19/2019
A haunting drama about parental grieving commendable for its nonlinear narrative told through flashbacks.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/26/2011
An incredible and multilayered film and, really, the only Atom Egoyan (a director who i think directs in excess) I enjoy. It is a poignant and thought-provoking portrait of grief and loss and I think the way Ian Holm's character's storyline contrasted and intersected with the town's grieving process was absolutely brilliant. Add in the symbolism of the Pied Piper narration and you have a movie that can be rewatched and dissected on so many levels, as well as one that connects with you emotionally.
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