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R| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
England 14th century. Plague and attacks threaten remote communities and the forests that surround them add nameless terrors. The people labor under the yoke of two oppressive powers -- the Church laying claim to their souls and the Knights, the feudal warlords, who command life or death. Nicholas (Paul Bettany), a young priest, is discovered in the act of adultery by a husband who dies in the ensuing struggle. Appalled by his fall from grace, he turns his back on the Church and goes on the run.

Cast: Paul Bettany , Willem Dafoe , Brian Cox , Gina McKee , Ewen Bremner , Vincent Cassel , Elvira Minguez , Simon McBurney

Director: Paul McGuigan

Genres: Mystery, Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

The Reckoning (2003)

Release Date: March 5th, 2004|1 hr. 50 min.

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  • 75
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    Celebrates the craft of acting both in its story and in fine performances. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    By any reckoning, director Paul McGuigan and writer Mark Mills seem mighty ground down trying to buck these medieval odds. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The crucial evidence has to do with rigor mortis. The movie's a stiff too. show more

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