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Director: John Michael McDonagh

Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly, Aiden Gillan, Chris O’Dowd, Dylan Moran, Isaach De Bankole, M. Emmet Walsh, Marie-Jose Croze, Domhnall Gleeson, David Wilmot

Running Time: 101 minutes

Certificate: 15

Extras: Interviews

As far as sibling pissing contests go, the McDonagh brothers are inseparable at this point. Each has given us two feature length films as director and each film has been a beautifully scripted triumph of great dark comedy and stirring emotions. Calvary continues this run and employs many of the tropes we’ve come to associate with the McDonaghs without ever feeling tiresome or weary. There’s a very Irish feel to the whole film, black humour of the darkest variety, shocking moments of violence, and characters to actually care about.

The dramatic set-up is prevalent in the opening scene. During confessional an innocent priest is told he is going to be killed by a »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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