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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 7 February 2009
Biography of Ben Carson who grew up to be Dr. Ben Carson, a world famous neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins.

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »
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Teen Carl
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Yale Professor
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ER Doctor #1
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Biography of Ben Carson who grew up to be Dr. Ben Carson, a world famous neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins.

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His mother gave him the courage, his faith helped him believe, his brilliance gave him the power to change lives. See more »

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7 February 2009 (USA)  »

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The library that Mrs. Carson cleans at the Professor's house is actually the library at the Biltmore in North Carolina. See more »

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A scene in Dr. Carson's Baltimore home showed liquor bottles, he is a Seventh Day Adventist and they do not drink alcohol. See more »

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Dignified and understated and thus deeply inspirational
28 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

The Ben Carson Story never set out to a major film: this is obviously a film that appealed to Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr and he plays it very straight, and underacts, without underplaying.

As I am deeply fascinated by all things neurological this was a really easy film for me to get into - but even if you have no real interest, the human side of this will really sideswipe you.

It is incredibly and really frustratingly slow in places, but bear with me - the surgeries are amazing and very moving.

Overall I'm giving this a 9, not for the production writing filming or direction which are at best 6 or 7 at most, but because films like this deserve to be made, should be made, and should be what we want to be made...

Good, Moving, and Inspirational...


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