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The Grizzlies

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Canada

2020

Rated R • 1h 44m

Director Miranda de Pencier

Starring Booboo Stewart, Ben Schnetzer, Eric Schweig, Will Sasso

Genre Drama

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In a small Arctic town struggling with the highest suicide rate in North America, a group of Inuit students' lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse. Based on a true story, the film depicts the influence of the sport in the healing of young minds.

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75

RogerEbert.com by

Though it's a familiar plot about kids learning discipline and teamwork through sports, The Grizzlies is brought to life through the specifics that make the characters and their sense of place — and of displacement — central to the story.
70

Variety by Courtney Howard

Like any good, inspirational athletic adventure, the film forges a strong connection with the human side of the story.
70

Los Angeles Times by Michael Rechtshaffen

Director Miranda de Pencier and writers Graham Yost and Moira Walley-Beckett haven’t dodged hard sociological truths lurking beneath the gentle humor, engaging performances and stirringly photographed tundra, lending The Grizzlies a decisive, transformative edge.