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Mission to Lars

HD   Unrated Closed Captioning

James Moore & William Spicer

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About the Movie

Kate and William Spicer's brother, Tom, has Fragile X Syndrome, the most common form of inherited learning disability. He is also a massive fan of Lars Ulrich from Metallica. They made a promise to Tom that they would get him to meet Lars. Tom's dream is their promise. Together they went on a Mission to Lars.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 21
  • Fresh: 17
  • Rotten: 4
  • Average Rating: 6.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Documentaries about disabilities don't come any smarter or more touching than "Mission to Lars," a beautiful sibling road trip tale with a heavy-metal flourish. – Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, Sep 24, 2015

Fresh: It will not teach you very much about either autism or Metallica, but you will leave the theater smiling. – Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 24, 2012

Rotten: In the particulars of a family quest film, viewers should see the universal. But in William Spicer and James Moore's documentary Mission to Lars, we instead get a whole lot of the specifics. – Ian S. Port, Village Voice, Sep 22, 2015

Fresh: The peripheral interviews with the extended Spicer family are as compelling as the central quest; this is a film with rare honesty and nuance in a field that frequently feels queasy. – Catherine Shoard, Guardian, Jun 7, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Mission Success!

A great journey!

Truly Inspiring

Brilliant Doc which was made even better by having Metallica and Lars Ulrich in it...

Mission to Lars
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  • $6.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2015

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