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There Be Dragons [video]

Posted May 5th 2011, 06:22 PM

If you don’t have 30 seconds to spare, here’s a spoiler: There aren’t really any dragons.

If you have more than 30 seconds, read the full review.

Tags: History, Opus Dei, Priestly, Reel Faith, Reel Faith Reviews (Video), Reviews in Verse (Video), Saints & Beati

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Review: There Be Dragons (2011)

C | | +2| Teens & Up

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