Powder

Powder
Powder
Powder
  • PG-13
  • 1h 52m
  • 1995
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You've never experienced anything quite like POWDER -- the uplifting, must-see hit that audiences and critics loved! Harassed by classmates who won't accept his shocking appearance, a shy young man known as Powder struggles to fit in. But the cruel taunts stop when Powder displays a mysterious power that allows him to do extraordinary things. This phenomenon changes the lives of all those around him... in ways they never could have imagined. Hollywood stars Jeff Goldblum and Mary Steenburgen lead a top-notch cast in this unforgettable story of hope and wonder!
© 1995 Hollywood Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Critics Consensus: Powder has some interesting and potentially affecting ideas, but they're ultimately dust in the wind of a drama that strains far too obviously for uplift.
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Common Sense Says
'90s sci-fi fantasy has violence, cursing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Powder is a 1995 sci-fi spiritual drama about a magical albino teenager hidden from the world until the death of his guardians brings him to the state's attention. What starts as a heartfelt story about a person with obvious differences turns into a supernatural tale about someone with extrasensory gifts, a freakishly high IQ, electromagnetic powers that allow him to move things without touching them, and the ability to help people communicate nonverbally. Parallels to the Christ story, including sacrifice in the face of pain and betrayal, are obvious. Bullies attack the pacifist boy, while townspeople shun him. People are struck by lightning and threatened with guns. A deer is shot. A woman dies after a long illness. Two teenagers kiss. Language includes "s--t," "hell," "f--got," "ass," and "frickin'."

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 27, 1995
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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