The Grizzlies

The Grizzlies ★★★★

Inspiring, big-hearted, and genuine, Miranda de Pencier's "The Grizzlies" is a soulful sports drama that mixes well-worn story beats with a look at a near-withering community. Taking place at the edge of the Arctic, the film sees a group of Inuit teens and a dedicated teacher reaching farther than the grasp that is their lives thanks to lacrosse. The story is unflinching and rewarding, and de Pencier layers pathos, culture, and history against an icily beautiful backdrop of landscape and people. Real and raw, the film scores as an appealing piece of work.

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