• A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

Release Date: September 29th, 2006

DVD Release Date: February 20th, 2007

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

Production Co: Xingu Films

Keywords: Escape , Brother , Friend , Transformation , 1980s , Death , Prison , Gritty

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Chicago Tribune

    The movie is awash in great performances by actors known and otherwise. 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

  • 75
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    This is a gifted director who actually has something to say and knows how to say it. We'll be hearing from him again. show more

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