Prodigal Sons Synopsis
Filmmaker Kimberly Reed returns to small-town Montana to reconnect with her adopted brother.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Harrowing and unforgettable film.
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85

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
The movie is a curiosity, of course. Both Marc and Kim have decidedly unusual life stories.
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80

Los Angeles Times

Reed insists on pursuing difficult questions, and this is a film not easily forgotten.
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80

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
A tale of two siblings -- one basking in memories, the other fleeing them -- Prodigal Sons grapples with identity through the prism of...
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75

Portland Oregonian

Even if Prodigal Sons is ultimately more buildup than payoff, Reed is a nimble enough filmmaker to roll with unexpected developments and...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Kimberly Reed’s debut documentary, Prodigal Sons, would make a terribly contrived novel, but is a compelling and sensational real-life...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
There’s still enough to chew on to recommend the movie, not least the oddly touching sight of two siblings whose very identities have been...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Despite its undeniably fascinating elements, Prodigal Sons attempts to deal with so many issues at once that it inevitably lacks focus. But...
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70

Boxoffice Magazine

The unexpected directions in their family dynamics and unflinching scenes of the volatile Marc keep Prodigal Sons absorbing.
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40

Time Out New York

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Instead of pushing deeper into any psychological dilemmas, this dirty-laundry doc gets lost in a sensationalistic flurry driven by a...
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