• Released
  • August 5, 2005
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 38 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
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Saint Ralph Synopsis
A parochial-school student (Adam Butcher) trains for the Boston Marathon.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
This deliciously offbeat Canadian comedy gets its charm from marvelous acting and from a screenplay bursting with ideas. Great fun.
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88

New York Post

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All of this is punctuated with refreshingly strange wit.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The kind of well-acted, genuine heartwarmer that some people complain Hollywood doesn't bother making anymore. And in this case, Hollywood...
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70

Film Threat

By Stina Chyn
McGowan’s film isn’t just about following this boy’s private quest to accomplish the impossible. It is also about how he affects the other...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A tart and tender comedy that pulls off a little miracle of its own by being genuinely heartwarming without leaving any cloyingly sticky...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
As predictably uplifting movies go, Saint Ralph isn't completely charmless.
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63

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Tthe kind of movie the clergy can recommend to anxious parishioners.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The real miracle here is that the hard-working cast manages to turn McGowan's script into an intermittently touching tale.
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50

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The sins of the inspirational Saint Ralph are venial, but they undeniably prevent the small Canadian film from stretching beyond the...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

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At first, Ralph and the movie have moxie -- the kid even gets busted for pleasuring himself in the public pool. Then Ralph starts asking us...
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Rated PG-13 | For some sexual content and partial nudity