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The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete

(2013)

Rated R for language, some drug use and sexual content.

R In Theaters 10/11/2013 , 108min.
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Critic score based on 16 reviews

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November 11, 2013
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The inevitable defeat of Mister and Pete is a real good movie about the lives of two children, who are forced to grow up fast during a New York summer. The acting is great and story is believable. I am going to purchase a copy when it comes out on DVD.
October 18, 2013
krazikate75
Good movie. Mister is brave beyond his years. Pete, with that adorable face, can melt a hardened criminal's heart with just 1 teardrop. By the end of the film, I wanted to adopt these two boys.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Time Out New York
Like its title, Inevitable Defeat is simultaneously gritty and overstuffed, feeling more like the product of first-time screenwriter Michael Starrbury than veteran director George Tillman Jr., though that’s not always for the worse. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
It is an imperfect film about this imperfect world. But if "Mister & Pete" doesn't make you rethink the social safety net that fails these kids, and so many others like them, book some time with a cardiologist. Full Review
Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
Stylistically, this saga of survival never aims for urban neo-realism. Yet, as sentimental humanism, it shows laudable taste in dodging the usual indulgent touches and turns when lost kids find their way. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Director George Tillman Jr. compellingly probes how parentless kids cope without financial resources or adults who give a damn. Full Review
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
The real defeat in this ambling fairy tale of hardship, abandonment and resilience is that two potentially winning central characters -- and the tender young actors who play them -- are let down by a programmed screenplay that’s short on narrative muscle. Full Review

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