• Released
  • August 16, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 41 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
  • 21 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Can one man turn against his own blood and turn another into the rightful heir of his family estate?

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Critic Ratings

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83

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
There’s a ton of truth and ugliness to You Will Be My Son, and the minor digressions into soapy territory keep threatening to derail. It...
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80

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
It’s a human-size tragedy, one that shows how deadening it can be to remain subject to those who give us life.
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80

Total Film

Writer/director Gilles Legrand’s study of fraught father/son relationships builds the tension, helped by a fine cast...while the vineyards...
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80

Variety

By Boyd van Hoeij
There are no big surprises in store in terms of where this setup is headed...But the pic’s pleasures are nonetheless numerous, starting...
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80

Empire

By David Parkinson
Lustrous photography and a fine cast make this dark drama a compelling one.
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75

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
It’s an entertaining melodrama of the old school that plays out with the clockwork inevitability of a “Columbo” episode.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

How much you enjoy You Will Be My Son depends on how much you can take an unbearable, arrogant jerk as your lead character.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The film overcomes its schematic plot elements with finely observed characterizations and rich dialogue.
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63

New York Observer

Mr. Arestrup gives a full-bodied performance as the film’s most intriguing character, who blurs the line between senile irascibility and...
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60

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
It's all a bit absurd, but Legrand handles the absurdity with some style, and there is something clever in making an apparently minor...
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Rated PG-13 | For Brief Sexuality and Language