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Bless Me, Ultima
Genres Drama War
Running Time 106 min
MPAA rating PG-13
Release Date Feb 22, 2013
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Bless Me, Ultima

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.

Miriam Colón Ultima
Benito Martinez Gabriel
Dolores Heredia Maria
Castulo Guerra Tenorio
Joaquín Cosio Narciso
Reko Moreno Uncle Lucas
Joseph Garcia Uncle Mateo
Raul Castillo Andrew
Miguel Gomez Eugene
Luke Ganalon Antonio
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Uncle Pedro
Luis Bordonada Uncle Juan

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February 21, 2013 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

We could all use an Ultima in our life — an older mentor to teach the old ways, heal terrible wounds and exact sorceress revenge on any witches in the neighborhood.

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Feb 21, 2013 - 4clemencia on Bless Me, Ultima
Three Stars for Effort but the story gets Five Stars

As some of the critics would say that the director fails to get the translation across but what do you expect when one has never experienced the culture it’s trying to get across. Isn't it like an orange trying to tell the story of an apple?! Why would I want to tell an African folk story or a German story when I have had no experience in that culture much less experienced it, no idea what that would be like. Bringing it back to the story, the actors did well, no actually excellent, all of them. Of course Rudolfo Anaya's novel is perfect with mystery, suspense and drama. I think Carl Franklin did try with Bless Me Ultima in getting as much as possible of the novel from HIS point of view on to film but it did miss some marks. Of course having read the book and seeing the film, I was glad Hollywood is FINALLY paying attention to our stories. Bless Me Ultima is worth the experience as well as getting to know some ‘curanderismo’!

Feb 21, 2013 - book on Bless Me, Ultima
Good Movie!

This movie was good because it had a great story, the performances were great and it was a interesting movie as well.

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