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Calvary

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Comedy

Release Date :

August 01, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

John Michael McDonagh

Starring :

Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aiden Gillen, Dylan Moran, Marie-Josee Croz, Isaach de Bankole, David Wilmot

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : B+

“..where "The Guard" excelled as a straightforward black comedy, "Calvary" takes a leap of faith into uncharted territories of sincerity for the director, and for the most part emerges unscathed..”
by Katherine Kilkenny [indieWIRE]
“..representing a considerable leap in thematic scope and craft for McDonagh..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]
4 of 5

“..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]
“..beautifully crafted picture..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
Review rate : A-

“..anchored by yet another incredible performance from Brendan Gleeson, Calvary is the rare film that shows the intricacies of religion without becoming pedantic in the process..”
by Matt Goldberg [Collider]
Review rate : A-

“.."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]

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