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Saint RalphThe film tells the unlikely story of Ralph Walker, a 14-year-old who attempts to win the Boston Marathon in the hope a victory will be the miracle his mother needs to awaken from a coma.
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Directors of "Saint Ralph"Michael McGowanBirthdate: 14 April 1966, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Creators of "Saint Ralph"Michael McGowanBirthdate: 14 April 1966, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Critic Reviews of "Saint Ralph"Minneapolis Star TribuneAugust 25, 2005
Canadian writer-director Michael McGowan has packed it so full of earnestness that viewers end up jogging along.Ebert & RoeperAugust 08, 2005
Funny, touching and uplifting.USA TodayAugust 05, 2005
It's worth seeking out this bittersweet comedy with its emotionally resonant story and stellar performances.Seattle TimesAugust 05, 2005
Even when it's pushing the limits of shameless manipulation, this cheeky Canadian film has charm and wit.Miami HeraldAugust 05, 2005
You can't argue with the message. But its well-worn homilies might give you reason to question the messenger.Houston ChronicleAugust 05, 2005
It's hard to dislike schmaltz as mild as Saint Ralph, but let's try: The film is as bland as a communion wafer, sentimental as a Christmas homily, and predictable as the liturgy.Film Journal InternationalMarch 01, 2007
What writer-director Michael McGowan has pulled off is a bit of a miracle.Christianity TodayOctober 02, 2006
For the jaded moviegoer, here's a little film that just might restore your faith -- in movies and a whole lot more.Fantastica DailyDecember 12, 2005
A likable little underdog-triumphs drama from Canada... This is a case where my idealistic side won out over my cynical side.Arizona Daily StarSeptember 15, 2005
Butcher carries the film well, interpreting Ralph as a tangle of mixed-up yearnings tempered with an indomitable drive.Deseret News, Salt Lake CityAugust 26, 2005
The comic aspects of this comedy-drama are overly broad and forced, while the supposedly dramatic ones are cloying and treacly.
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