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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 ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 6 )
  • 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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  • August 31, 2014 genesis104
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    Great story, well told, but man, was it depressing! Every single minute filled with despicable characters, one worse then the next with no hope for anyone. Any then it got worse. Miserable people.

  • August 31, 2014 genesis104
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    Great story, well told, but man, what it depressing. Every single minute filled with despicable characters, one worse then the next with no hope for anyone. Any then it got worse. Miserable people.http://www.moviefone.com/movie/calvary/10125298/reviews#

  • August 30, 2014 davidten
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    Ugh ... what a thoroughly depressing film. The film's message is about forgiveness and what happens to those that cannot forgive, but talk about a real downer movie. They advertised this a dark comedy - trust me - you will not be laughing very much in this film. There are lots of dark monologues, and quirky characters you do not care anything about. The film drags in places, and you sort of wonder what all of it is adding up to be until you get the end - and the ending is absolutely brutal! I cannot believe they showed what they did, but I guess it was important to the message of the movie. Go see anything else but this movie. I really hated it.

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