First Reformed

Release Date: May 18th, 2018

R |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

A pastor of a small church in upstate New York spirals out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife.

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Philip Ettinger, Cedric the Entertainer , Michael Gaston, Victoria Hill, Van Hansis, Satchel Eden Bell

Director: Paul Schrader

Genres: Thriller , Drama

Production Co: Killer Films, Fibonacci Films, Omeira Studio Partners

Keywords: Husband , Fall , Small town , 2010s , Gritty , Quest , House , Emotional , Wife , Dark , Sacrifice , Transformation ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Thoughtful, moving, overreaching and uncompromising, First Reformed is a tremendously tormented work from writer-director Paul Schrader. show more

  • 90
    E. Oliver WhitneyScreenCrush

    First Reformed is the type of film that leaves you with more profound questions than answers. You’ll probably need to see it two, maybe three times to really soak it up, but even after a single viewing, it left me completely awestruck. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Grapples with eternal questions of faith, to be sure, but confronts just as powerfully, if not more so, the urgent matter of how to live a good, useful life in the turbulent here and the terrifying now. First Reformed has its steeple in the clouds and its foundation on solid ground. show more

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