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R| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
Dito Montiel (Robert Downey Jr.), a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother (Dianne Wiest), asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio (Channing Tatum), Giuseppe, Nerf and Mike.

Cast: Robert Downey Jr. , Shia LaBeouf , Chazz Palminteri , Dianne Wiest , Channing Tatum , Melonie Diaz , Martin Compston , Eric Roberts

Director: Dito Montiel

Genres: Drama

Distributor: First Look

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

Release Date: September 29th, 2006|1 hr. 44 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Compelling. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The framing sequences with Downey and the climactic scenes between father and son are a mess. Downey, at 41, is too old to be playing a character who can be no more than 31 or 32, and 50-year-old Eric Roberts is an even greater distraction as Montiel's imprisoned friend Antonio. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    After a while, the crudeness and venality of the central characters proves as stifling as the incessant Queens summer heat does to our dubious protagonists. show more

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