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  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Although there are several stretches in the movie in which Seidl seems to be repeating himself, the director is carefully building toward a knock-out final scene in which the inscrutable, often annoying Anna becomes beautifully, poignantly human in front of our eyes, like magic. show more

  • 75
    RogerEbert.com

    Crazy, violent and shocking events go down in Paradise: Faith — events that will startle the devout and non-believers alike — but Austrian director Ulrich Seidl depicts them all with same sort of monotone detachment he uses in the film's more mundane moments. show more

  • 38
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Now, here’s the trilogy’s second installment, in which the jolly Austrian makes it clear that women of a certain age do not have his permission to overdo it with religion, either. show more

  • 38
    Diego Costa Slant Magazine

    A shallow film that leaves us knowing exactly what we're seeing, and able to predict what the characters will say to each other in the mostly uninspired and overtly familiar dialogue. show more

  • 80
    Tom Dawson Total Film

    Laying bare his characters, Seidl uncovers the doubt beneath the armour of religious belief. show more

  • 70
    Scott Tobias The Dissolve

    Seidl could not be clearer in his associations between religion and sex, but in Paradise: Faith, he’s slightly less successful in mining them for greater insights. show more

  • 60
    Empire

    Part two of Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy is a stark, morally complex study of blind belief, lightened by black laughs and Seidl’s static, deadpan compositions. show more

  • 60
    David Fear Time Out New York

    It’s hard to say if Faith works better as part of a whole instead of a triptych’s single panel until the trilogy is complete, but the unconverted may find this too much of a cross to bear. show more

  • 60
    Peter Bradshaw The Guardian

    There are plenty of Seidl's signature grotesques, extended uncomfortable scenes and hardcore imagery owing something to Lucian Freud and Diane Arbus. But perhaps for the first time there is also a hint of ordinary human heartbreak. show more

  • 60
    Robbie Collin The Telegraph

    This is cinema as decathlon – a string of tribulations to sap your stamina and make your ligaments burn. show more

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