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PG| 1 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
David (Ben Tibber) is a 12 year old on his own in an Eastern European prison camp. His best friend, Johannes (James Caviezel), protects and looks after him. One day, David is able to escape, and he embarks on a mission to deliver a sealed envelope to Denmark. Along the way, he saves a young girl (Viola Carinci) from a fire, befriends an elderly Swiss woman (Joan Plowright) and learns the value of trusting others. But what David discovers in Denmark truly changes his life forever.

Cast: Ben Tibber , Joan Plowright , James Caviezel , Maria Bonnevie , Silvia De Santis , Francesco De Vito , Paco Reconti , Hristo Shopov

Director: Paul Feig

Genres: Adventure, Drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

I Am David (2004)

Release Date: December 3rd, 2004|1 hr. 32 min.

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critic reviews (9)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The picture is essentially a tearjerker, with little originality or insight. show more

  • 50
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    The beautifully shot but dramatically strained I Am David falls prey to the defect of all poor road movies: In gluing together unbelievable but convenient episodes with sugary sentimentality, it loses most of its credibility. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I couldn't believe a moment of it, and never identified with little David. show more

  • June 20, 2014 larry
    Report This User

    One of the truly good movies for young and old alike. Any critic that does not like this movie must be unfortunately a very sad and unhappy person who sees little good in anything they review....

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