A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

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Released 2006

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Director:
Dito Montiel
Released:
2006
Rating:
R
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is a 2006 crime drama distributed by First Look International and featuring a virtual Who's Who of today's hottest stars. This film gives viewers a glimpse into the life of Dito Montiel (Shia Labouf ' Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Transformers, Disturbia, Holes - with Robert Downey Jr. ' Iron Man, Chaplin, Tropic Thunder - as the older version) growing up on the streets of Astoria, Queens in 1986. When he leaves for California, he leaves behind his best friend and resident tough guy Antonio (Channing Tatum ' Fighting, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - with Eric Roberts ' Star 80, Best of the Best, The Dark Knight - playing the older version), his caring mother (Diane Wiest, Edward Scissorhands) and tough love father (Chazz Palminteri, The Usual Suspects, A Bronx Tale), his girlfriend Laurie (Melonie Diaz, with Rosario Dawson ' 25th Hour - as the older version), and pretty much everyone else he knew.moreless

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  • 80

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    hough the picture is wrenching, at times devastating, it leaves you with that buoyant feeling of having encountered a raw, authentic work of art.

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    In "A Guide," passion and imagination go a long way in transforming seemingly conventional material and characters.

  • 60

    Variety Robert Koehler

    Writer-director Montiel creates a movie of many parts that don't always congeal. Mix this with the many meaty scenes and a roster of often exceptional actors and the effect is one ...

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    Drama

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    Crime, Coming of Age