• Bless Me, Ultima (2012)

Bless Me, Ultima

Release Date: 2012

DVD Release Date: September 17th, 2013

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

Production Co: Monarch Pictures, Monkey Hill Films, Gran Via Productions

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Carl Franklin's film is true to the tone and spirit of the book. It is patient and in no hurry. It allows a balanced eye for the people in its hero's family who tug him one way and another. show more

  • 63
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    The results are pretty, and sometimes beautiful. They're also a tad stiff, and the dialogue and voice-over narration sometimes has the ring of a scrupulously faithful adaptation. show more

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