• Released
  • February 22, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 46 min
  • Drama
  • 110 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A young man and an elderly medicine woman try to end the battle between good and evil.

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Carl Franklin's film is true to the tone and spirit of the book. It is patient and in no hurry. It allows a balanced eye for the people in...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
This material would never have attracted a major studio, so Christy Walton — heir to the Wal-Mart fortune — financed the picture herself,...
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63

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Obviously a labor love, and its very existence in a godforsaken marketplace is a minor miracle.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The results are pretty, and sometimes beautiful. They're also a tad stiff, and the dialogue and voice-over narration sometimes has the ring...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
What might have made Bless Me, Ultima more powerful would have been additional scenes with its mystical title character.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It’s an engaging yarn, set in a place, a time and among a people rarely represented on the big screen. But “Ultima” is a poetic novel that...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The film often stumbles in translation, trying to define too many characters in too little time.
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50

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The film isn’t overlong. But it tries to fit so many themes into its brief running time — that it merely touches on most conflicts instead...
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50

Slant Magazine

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The film's interest in social themes remains background fodder within a far more generic good-versus-evil narrative.
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40

Arizona Republic

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The lyrical book is filled with touches of magical realism. On the other hand, the movie is sorely lacking in both magic and realism. It’s...
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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual References and Some Violence