The Boys of St. Vincent (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Boys of St. Vincent (1992)




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Harrowing, fact-based account of a priest who physically and sexually abuses young boys at a Canadian Catholic orphanage, which eventually leads to a trial despite the Church's attempts at a cover-up.

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Philip Dinn
as Mike Finn
Henry Czerny
as Brother Lavin
Johnny Morina
as Kevin Reevey, Age 10
Ed Martin
as Tom Kennedy
Brian Dodd
as Steven Lunny, Age 10
Ashley Billard
as Brian Lunny, Age 16
Jonathan Lewis
as Eddie Linnane
Sebastian Spence
as Kevin Reevey, Age 25
Brian Dooley
as Detective Noseworthy
David Hewlett
as Steven Lunny, Age 25
Timothy Webber
as Brian Lunny, Age 30
Lise Roy
as Chantal Lavin
Sam Grana
as Monsignor
Sheena Larkin
as Commission Lawyer
Mary Walsh
as Lenora
Jon Hoddinott
as Billy Lunny
Greg Thomey
as Brother Glackin
Michael Wade
as Brother MacLaverty
Alain Goulem
as Brother Glynn
Maurice Podbrey
as Arch Bishop
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Critic Reviews for The Boys of St. Vincent

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

You may find yourself holding your breath through much of The Boys of St. Vincent. It's a shock to see this level of emotional honesty on TV.

February 15, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Exceptional production, absolutely terrifying

June 4, 2004 | Rating: 5/5

Audience Reviews for The Boys of St. Vincent


If you thought "Spotlight" was wrenching, get ready for a real gut punch from this Canadian drama about abuse in a church orphanage! The first two-hour part focuses on the abuse and the second part focuses on the fall out many years later as the children have grown into young adults. The injustice is transporting. The always excellent Henry Czerny gives a compelling performance as the overbearing Brother Lavin, the primary motivator at the orphanage. Johnny Morina is brilliant as one of the primary victims of the brothers. The film is a bit low-budget, apparently made for Canadian television, but is nevertheless well crafted. "The Boys of St. Vincent" is moving, terrifying and insightful. Highly recommended.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

Only seen the first movie in this 2-movie series...and it makes you want to see the second, "10 Years Later", for sure. Extremely sad but gripping drama about boys being molested by priests, and then given the cold shoulder by law enforcement once they come out and tell the truth. Definitely worth a watch

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

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