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Calvary (2014)

 -  Drama  -  11 April 2014 (Ireland)
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After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

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After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

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romanian | one word title

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Rated R for sexual references, language, brief strong violence and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Kill Confession  »

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$74,149 (USA) (1 August 2014)

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$1,599,007 (USA) (22 August 2014)
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The role of Freddie Joyce is played by Brendan Gleeson's real-life son Domhnall Gleeson. The two actors share only one scene together. See more »

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Jack Brennan: I think she's bipolar, or lactose intolerant, one of the two.
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Referenced in Film 2014: Episode dated 11 February 2014 (2014) See more »

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Calvary - Utterly Superb.
17 May 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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Honestly, for those of you who haven't seen this film, go and see it. It's absolutely fantastic!

Brendan Gleeson gives a stunning performance as a troubled priest who has to come to terms with something shocking that he has been told will happen. It paints a brutal, realistic and yet original picture of modern Ireland. All the characters in the film are exaggerated representations of the types of people you get in Ireland today IMO. The story is touching, emotional, real and unforgettable.

My favourite film of 2014 so far. If you liked In Bruges or The Guard or even Seven Psychopaths, see this film. It's darker than all three of those films and it's hard to watch at times but honestly, it's worth it.

A beautifully dark film, with lashings of black humour and some lovely one liners. Just make sure to laugh at the appropriate parts, some viewers in my cinema laughed at the opening line! (once/if you see it you'll understand) I hope audiences outside of the UK and Ireland can enjoy it. I implore you to see it. 9/10, a must see!


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