Bless the Beasts and Children

Bless the Beasts and Children

Director: Stanley Kramer Cast: Barry Robins, Miles Chapin, Darel Glaser
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Bless the Beasts and Children 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
poughkeepsiejohn More than 1 year ago
I don't use that term often when talking about films from that era. However, I've never seen this movie available on DVD until recently. Made forty years ago, "Bless The Beasts And Children" has a number of messages that still resound today. The drama centers around six misfit teenagers at a summer camp who have been bullied, teased and pretty much written off as outcasts by everyone else. While at the camp, the teenagers discover that a local rifle club is about to slaughter a herd of defeneseless buffalo. They spend almost the entire picture trying to get to the buffalo herd before it's too late. Along the way, they share poignant memories (some of which are heavy-handed) as well as some hilarious ones (particularly with the local rednecks). Director Stanley Kramer sees a lot of correlations between the misfit teens and the dwindling buffaloes, all the way to the sad but not completely unexpected climax. However, Kramer does have a more than sympathetic eye for these children and he makes that sympathy ours as well. Featuring Billy Mummy from "Lost In Space" as well as a few other child actors of the time, "Bless The Beasts And Children" is an almost forgotten---but shouldn't be---gem from one of the most creatively fertile periods in American cinema by a filmmaker who was entering the twilight of his career.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a great movie for all ages
Guest More than 1 year ago
would recommend this movie to anyone of all ages