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Saint Ralph

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Michael McGowan

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Plot Summary

An inspiring story about the unlikely story of Ralph Walker, a ninth grader who outran everyone's expectations except his own in his bold quest of trying to win the 1954 Boston Marathon. Ralph is a fatherless 14-year-old with a seriously ill mother, who knows he's a time bomb waiting to explode into greatness, except that he has no idea where that greatness will manifest itself. An unfortunate incident of self-abuse in the community pool inadvertently sets him on this road when, as penance, Ralph is conscripted to the cross-country team. Desperate to believe a miracle will bring his mother out of a coma, Ralph becomes a convert to the church of running, and determines to win the Boston Marathon.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 68
  • Fresh: 43
  • Rotten: 25
  • Average Rating: 6.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: This crude, inspirational tear-jerker is as sweet as a bowl of instant oatmeal smothered in molasses. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: It's worth seeking out this bittersweet comedy with its emotionally resonant story and stellar performances. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: An amiable sentimental fantasy, joining running, religion and a boy with a whole lot of problems into an earnest production that entertains even as it milks some of its situations for all they're worth. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Sep 20, 2007

Fresh: A tart and tender comedy that pulls off a little miracle of its own by being genuinely heartwarming without leaving any cloyingly sticky emotional residue. – Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews



Saint Ralph

This is one of my favorite movies of all time. If you are a runner, it's especially a must-see! Funny, inspirational, and heart-warming all at the same time! You'll want to run a marathon!

Ok.... Disappointing

I first heard of this movie on amazon, where they recommended it to me because I had purchased "Son Of Rambow" (Which is a fantastic Movie) and it looked good enough. So I bought it on iTunes. I have to say, wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Once again, I wish there was a Renting Option.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2005

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