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R| 1 hr. 40 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. 40 min.

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  • 65
    Eric D. Snider Film.com

    The film has much more talking than acting, so McDonagh is wise to give it all the zest he can muster... But McDonagh, for all his agility as a writer, stumbles in fleshing out the story. show more

  • 100
    Kim Newman Empire

    On the strength of only two films, McDonagh and Gleeson are a director/star team on a par with Ford/Wayne, Fellini/Mastroianni or Scorsese/De Niro. Calvary is gripping, moving, funny and troubling, down to an uncompromising yet uncynical finish. show more

  • 100
    Andrew Lowry Total Film

    Anchored by a truly sensational performance from Gleeson, this unexpected blend of passion play, detective story, rural comedy and serious inquiry into faith is destined for classic status. show more

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