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IMDB Rating : 7.5
IMDB Votes : 26,352
User Reviews : 142
Movie Rated : R
Date Released : 11 April 2014
Run Time : 102 min
Movie Genre : Drama
Movie Director : John Michael McDonagh
Movie Writer : John Michael McDonagh
Movie Stars : Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen
Calvary Father James is a small-town priest in Ireland whose Sunday confessionals suddenly include a threat to kill him in a week’s time as a matter of principle. Deeply troubled and conflicted about how to respond, Father James tries to go on with his calling through that week. However, that proves impossible as he is confronted with a troubling variety of spiritual challenges from both his estranged daughter and his own parishioners. In those dispiriting struggles, Father James’ life begins to fall apart as time runs out towards a confrontation that seems to crystallize his values and what he wants his life to be.
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A serious drama with some funny moments
This movie is NOT I repeat NOT a comedy, it is a drama addressing serious issues from Ireland's past that happens to have some dark comedy moments.
It is well written, directed and acted and draws you into the little community in Sligo. As usual Brendan Gleeson proves he is one of the finest Irish actors around playing the likable priest who realises the worlds problems are real.
The end of the movie will leave you thinking and in all likelihood the cinema will be in silence and that is a sign of what this film has achieved… a contemplative piece forcing us to think on our past and how we treat.