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  • 30
    James Greenberg The Hollywood Reporter

    Not so much blasphemous as just outrageous for the hell of it. show more

  • 50
    Simon Abrams Slant Magazine

    The film is an 80-minute shaggy-dog story about the seductive power of storytelling and the weird places it can transport us; too bad writer- director Todd Rohal doesn't take us any place worth going. show more

  • 40
    David Fear Time Out New York

    So it's no surprise that what starts out as a beer-soaked cringe comedy about stunted masculinity ends up deep in the woods with noise-loving Japanese tourists and exploding craniums - or that such detours into psychotronic oddity for its own sake can make even a 75-minute running time feel like an eternity. show more

  • 83
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    Catechism sometimes feels intentionally obscure, much like Rohal's last movie. It's essentially a hilariously brazen lark, which is reason enough to embrace it. show more

  • 60
    The New York Times

    A lot of the fun in The Catechism Cataclysm, a horror-comic head trip from the writer-director Todd Rohal ("The Guatemalan Handshake"), comes in the form of silly, strange line deliveries: nonsense songs in strained falsetto, crisply over-articulated cuss words, syllables distended into schoolyard taunts. show more

  • 30
    Nick Schager Village Voice

    Taking the notion of toilet humor literally but incapable of delivering its promised religious satire, The Catechism Cataclysm is more muddled than its tongue-twister title. show more

  • 30
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    A grating and witless would-be spoof of religion, male-bonding and, it seems, horror movies. show more

  • 30
    Rob Nelson Variety

    In the curious absence of religious satire, toilet humor isn't enough to constitute comedy, while the leads' grating performances make 81 minutes feel eternal. show more

  • 83
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    If The Catechism Cataclysm does have something to say, it's that it's possible to enjoy a trip even when it isn't really going anywhere. show more

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