• Calvary (2014)


Release Date: August 1st, 2014

DVD Release Date: December 9th, 2014

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

Production Co: Reprisal Films, Irish Film Board, Octagon Films, Lipsync Productions

Keywords: Father, Mystery, Emotional, Engaging

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Visually, intellectually and emotionally, McDonagh’s film is one to savor. show more

  • 90
    Bob MondelloNPR

    Calvary is bleak and corrosively funny in about equal measure, with the rugged grey/green landscape suiting the harshness of the village's attitudes about the Church, and repentance, and the worth of good works. show more

  • 65
    Eric D. SniderFilm.com

    The film has much more talking than acting, so McDonagh is wise to give it all the zest he can muster... But McDonagh, for all his agility as a writer, stumbles in fleshing out the story. show more

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