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Calvary (2014)

Calvary

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

August 01, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

100 min.

Production Budget

$7 millions

Studio

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

John Michael McDonagh

Producer

Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez-Marengo, Elizabeth Eves

Screenwriter

John Michael McDonagh

Starring

Story


Father James is a good priest, driven by spiritual integrity. One day in confession, an unseen man tells James that he's going to kill him precisely because he's done nothing wrong. Given a week to make his peace with God, James ministers to sundry lost souls-visits that double as a guided tour of suspects. His preparation for death is further complicated by the arrival of his daughter, who has recently attempted suicide.

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Brendan Gleeson (stars as Father James Lavelle) and Kelly Reilly in Fox Searchlight Pictures' Calvary (2014)
Brendan Gleeson (stars as Father James Lavelle) and Chris O'Dowd in Fox Searchlight Pictures' Calvary (2014)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..representing a considerable leap in thematic scope and craft for McDonagh..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]
“..Calvary boasts a sharp sense of place and a deep love of language. It's puckish and playful, mercurial and clever, rattling with gallows laughter as it paints a portrait of an Irish community that is at once intimate and alienated..”
by Xan Brooks [The Guardian]
“.."Calvary" may not be for all audiences, with its pitch-black heart and sober existentialism not exactly commercial stuff, but its unwavering commitment to the intelligent thorniness of its themes..”
by Rodrigo Perez [The Playlist]