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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.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    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

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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

  • August 24, 2014 jerryjou
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    Thank goodness an excellent film finally comes along. Calvary, is the best so far this year. The message is so real. The actor so human. You actually feel you are watching the film from a quiet place far above Ireland Jerry

  • August 22, 2014 dukedewf
    Report This User

    While well executed, this is a dark, heavy and very Irish movie. One wonders with its bleakness if it is oriented for Catholics or part of the Protestant movement of Northern Ireland. Hard to say as the viewer is dragged through the plot with only an escape from the theater at the end on your elbows.

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