Rent Ten Thousand Saints (2015)

3.5 of 5 from 63 ratings
1h 43min
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Synopsis:
Set in the 1980's in the punk-fuelled East Village, New York City, "Ten Thousand Saints" is a coming of age story that captures the pain of growing up, self-discovery and finding your identity. When Jude (Asa Butterfeld) is sent to live with his estranged father Les (Ethan Hawke), he soon forms an unlikely surrogate family with Johnny (Emile Hirsch) and a rich uptown girl (Hailee Steinfeld), trying to hide a secret in a neighbourhood on the verge of riots. Including an eclectic mix of straight edge and punk music, "Ten Thousand Saints" is a love letter to the bygone era of New York City.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Luca Borghese, Anne Carey, Amy Nauiokas, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler
Writers:
Shari Springer Berman, Eleanor Henderson, Robert Pulcini
Aka:
10,000 Saints
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Children & Family, Comedy, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/04/2016
Run Time:
103 minutes
Languages:
English, German, Hungarian, Polish, Spanish
Subtitles:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (1) of Ten Thousand Saints

Overlong, Mills-and-Boon soppy teary melodrama aimed at teenage girls - Ten Thousand Saints review by PV

Spoiler Alert
04/02/2018

When you see Asa 'pixie face' Butterfield in a movie, you KNOW for sure who it's aimed at - teenage girls! He has that young-looking rehular-featured, button-nosed small-mouthed, large-eyed look, like a Japanese Manga comic boy character - and his dark looks means he also appeals in the Asian/Chinese market.

However, anyone who is a not a teenage girl should avoid films like this at all costs.

It's based on a romantic novel written by a woman author, and focuses entirely on creating a melodramatic world that ticks ALL the teen girl boxes - no spoilers here, but just watch any soap to see the same plotlines.

I just didn't believe in the film or the characters - no way would some posh, rich ballerina be a partner of a loser dope dealer, for a start! And yet again, Hollywood portrays all English people as posh and clueless snobs.

I give this 2 stars and not 1 because it is at least watchable though very overlong, with a silly gay subplot too which just does not convince, and a possible hint and brother/sister relations which is just plain pervily odd.

For me the best parts were all about the political clearing of homeless people and squats in late 1980s New York - this film is set in 1987, I think. Also fun to see a kid plating ASTEROIDS on the TV via the ATARI in 1980 at the start - in 1981 I used to go to the arcade to play that!

As so often in films, the pop music strand of the plot just did not work. However, I did like looking at all the snow, and the movie does show what can happen to kids chasing kicks by taking drugs.

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