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The Good Shepherd (2004)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  21 March 2006 (USA)
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CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young... See full summary »

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CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young priest accused of murder. His only ally, a journalist, is also his former sweetheart... Written by Peace Arch Films

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The truth will test his faith to the limit.

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, thematic elements and brief drug content | See all certifications »
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Glacial Pace
3 January 2014 | by (Victoria, BC. Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie has a glacial pace. Nothing much happens until the final few minutes of the film for a chase.

The movie is grim, bleak, gritty, dirty, shopworn, colourless. The protagonists are not very appealing. Even Christian Slater plays a sort of car salesman type personality who gradually grows some backbone.

The movie depicts the tedium, hierarchy and obsession with ecclesiastical trivia that makes up a priest's life. The church is corrupt, concerned only with its image.

Everybody in the movie would have been better off without the church. Their fascination with it derailed their lives.

Molly Parker plays the lead female. She reminds me a bit of Olive Oyl with her unnaturally lanky body.

Nancy Beatty plays a sort of Dickensian arch villain. She is about the only colourful character in the film.


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