• First Reformed (2018)

First Reformed

Release Date: May 18th, 2018

R |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

The 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: Drama , Thriller

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

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

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

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The movie's concerns are obvious, not subtle, and while intellectual energy abounds, laying in subtext, building underlying tension physical and creating visual dynamism are not Schrader's strong suits. show more

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