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PG-13| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
An 84-year-old Kenyan (Oliver Litondo) fights for his right to attend school for the first time and receive the education he previously could not afford.

Cast: Naomie Harris , Oliver Litondo , Tony Kgoroge , Sam Feuer , Nick Reding , Vusi Kunene , John Sibi-Okumu , Israel Makoe

Director: Justin Chadwick

Genres: Drama, Biography

Distributor: National Geographic

The First Grader (2010)

Release Date: May 13th, 2011|1 hr. 39 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 4 )
  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    For all of its brutal flashbacks and heavy-handed devices, The First Grader works best when it works quietly. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Director Justin Chadwick ("The Other Boleyn Girl") shows admirable restraint bringing this true story to the screen, and Litando does much with glimmers of emotion and wells of dignity. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Chadwick strikes a perfect balance between humor and tragic gravity, and the result is that an unknown story seems certain to stir the hearts of audiences worldwide. show more

  • July 02, 2012 pamelacroix
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    My husband love this movie, he cries a lot. Inspirational movie we recomend it.

  • June 23, 2011 rafikijan
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    I LOVED this movie! It was so refreshing and heart warming. I love true stories and it kept me \"in the movie\" the whole time...not predictable as some critics say. I ******* had better marketing! Every educator in America should care so much!

  • June 03, 2011 gilbertoaztecgil
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    Awesome! I am a 30 year plus educator and this movie brought me to tears.

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