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R| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
An honest and good-hearted priest (Brendan Gleeson) wrestles with a cynical, spiteful community after he receives a death threat from an unknown parishioner.

Cast: Brendan Gleeson , Chris O'Dowd , Kelly Reilly , Aidan Gillen , Dylan Moran , Marie-Josée Croze , Isaach De Bankolé , M. Emmet Walsh

Director: John Michael McDonagh

Genres: Drama, Dark comedy

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Calvary (2014)

Release Date: August 1st, 2014|1 hr. 45 min.

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  • One of the smartest and most impassioned films about Christianity in recent memory, though to say that might give the wrong impression. In tone and strategy, the film is low-key and subtle; and the story can be appreciated both for its surface qualities and its deeper intentions. show more

  • Calvary is also profoundly compelling for the light it shines on how public attitudes have changed toward the clergy in the wake of the abusive-priests scandal. show more

  • It's a film of modest means and great ambition, a darkly comic drama concerned with nothing less than the place of faith, and an embattled Church, in modern life. show more

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