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Lamb (2016)

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When a man meets a young girl in a parking lot he attempts to help her avoid a bleak destiny by initiating her into the beauty of the outside world. The journey shakes them in ways neither expects.

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Cast

Ross Partridge
as David Lamb
Ron Burkhardt
as Walter Lamb
Tom Bower
as Foster
Mark Kelly
as Radio Reporter
Matt Oberg
as Baseball Announcer
Amirah N. Griffin
as Tommie's Friend
Mackenzie Paige
as Tommie's Friend
Erin Kennedy Portress
as Tommie's Friend
Robert Longstreet
as Fishing Show Narrator
Drew Langer
as Fisherman
Iris Elliot
as Melissa's Daughter
Jennifer Spriggs
as On-Site Reporter
Betty Richardson
as Mrs. Foster
John Kemp
as Foster's Neighbor
Kay Kemp
as Foster's Neighbor
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All Critics (34) | Top Critics (13)

Ross Partridge's unsettling drama Lamb, based on Bonnie Nadzam's novel, leaves this agonizing question to linger over the action for most of the way, which isn't quite as cruel a proposition as it seems.

August 16, 2016 | Full Review…
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Partridge portrays David with immaculate timing and meticulous attention to detail. We feel for the character's pain, but never quite trust him.

January 22, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Partridge has a strong screen presence, but the potential power of his storytelling approach is negated when emotions get mushy in the third act. That's when we figure out that this film doesn't know exactly what it wants to say.

January 14, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Though not always successful, this is a complicated film that should cause its audience to continue to think about its characters and the actions they take.

January 9, 2016 | Rating: B

"Lamb" is empathetic and untrustworthy, haunting but often unpersuasive. In the end it's hard to say what the film's point is. But it lingers in the mind.

January 8, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

In the novel, Lamb is a fantasist who uses Tommie as a blank (pure) slate on which to write a new life story. Mr. Partridge never figures out how to complicate his version and its voices, or maybe doesn't want to.

January 7, 2016 | Full Review…

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