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PG-13| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
A young man and an elderly medicine woman try to end the battle between good and evil that is waging out of control through their village during World War II.

Cast: Miriam Colon , Benito Martinez , Dolores Heredia , Castulo Guerra , Joaquín Cosio , Reko Moreno , Joseph A. Garcia , Raul Castillo

Director: Carl Franklin

Genres: Drama, War

Bless Me, Ultima (2012)

Release Date: February 22nd, 2013|1 hr. 46 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • The film often stumbles in translation, trying to define too many characters in too little time. show more

  • What might have made Bless Me, Ultima more powerful would have been additional scenes with its mystical title character. show more

  • This material would never have attracted a major studio, so Christy Walton — heir to the Wal-Mart fortune — financed the picture herself, not because of any desire to become a movie mogul but simply because of her passion for the novel. She allowed the filmmakers to work without major stars or obvious commercial hooks added to the story. Although the film doesn’t always sustain dramatic impact, its fidelity to the spirit of the novel is impressive. show more

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  • February 25, 2013 PANCHITA'S AOL
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    BACK IN THE 70s WE READ THIS IN ONE OF MY CHICANO STUDIES CLASSES AT CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE....ALWAYS A FAVORITE...AND WAS ANXIOUSLY AWAITING THE MOVIE ...I WAITED A LONG TIME! I AM ON MY WAY TO VIEW IT,....HOPE IT IS AS GOOD AS THE BOOK...AND KUDOS TO DENNIS MARTINEZ...THE BOOKs ILLUSTRATOR...

  • November 05, 2012 rhluvs2ski
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    Brillliant, gentle and beautiful film of life in northern New Mexico in the mid 1940\'s , post WWII

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