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
Calvary is also just jaw-droppingly beautiful. McDonagh and cinematographer Larry Smith capture the four-seasons-in-one-day miracle that is Ireland, with its jagged stonescapes, roiling surf, fairie towns, and bracing skies. show more
Visually, intellectually and emotionally, McDonagh’s film is one to savor. show more
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.
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#
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.