• Released
  • October 8, 2010
  • (Limited NY 10/8/10, Expands LA 10/15/10)
  • NR , 1 hr 14 min
  • Drama
Letters to Father Jacob Synopsis
Ex-convict Leila works for a blind pastor who answers letters to the needy.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
The kind of film that makes a truly lasting impression despite its brevity.
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80

Variety

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The director's magisterial control over the proceedings makes something fresh and heartrending out of predictable material, particularly...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Letters could be dismissed as a soap opera, but that would be unfair to this beautiful work. It features tender performances by Kaarina...
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70

L.A. Weekly

By Ernest Hardy
By the time Leila's brow furrows in concern for the father, the film has absolutely earned its tug at your heart.
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60

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Letters transforms a picture-postcard location and odd-couple narrative into a pretty, and pretty predictable, snooze. Yet the acting is...
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40

Time Out New York

By Nick Schager
There's only one thing worse than a leaden moral fable that tackles issues of forgiveness with sledgehammer contrivances, and that's one...
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Rated NR