A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 6216

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 33

Theatrical Release Date: 09/29/2006

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Dito Montiel

Actors: Dianne Wiest, Robert Downey Jr., Shia LaBeouf, Melonie Diaz, Chazz Palminteri, Channing Tatum

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Franz Patrick
Franz Patrick
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LaBeouf in a Dramatic Role

Franz Patrick - wrote on 01/15/2009

This movie contains a powerful story supported by powerful performances. Shia LaBeouf and Robert Downey Jr. are great as younger and older Dito, respectively. LaBeouf proved to me that he can carry dramatic pictures as well as action pictures. I really felt for him as a teenager who wants to spread his wings and fly–to actually become someone he can be proud of–but cannot do so because his family and friends tie him down whether they are aware of it or not. Downey Jr. is electric when he conveys his character’s frustration and anger toward his parents (Chazz Palminteri and Dianne West). As a teenager, Dito’s father never really paid attention to him. In many scenes, Palminteri seems to want to get to know about his son’s friend (Channing Tatum) more than his own. And it’s …

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