Calvary, John Michael McDonagh 2014
By Ali Tenenbaum
A priest (Brendan Gleeson) is threatened during a confession and has to deal with the impending consequences in his small Irish town. It’s a superb collaboration between director and star. Saying Gleeson can act is like saying the sun is warm. He carries this dark film from start to finish but ultimately the movie still only earns a B.The supporting cast is underutilized (partly due to Gleeson being so large & in charge) and the movie doesn’t quite know what it wants to be.It’s part small town fable; part thriller, but by the end it kind of feels like that Simon Pegg could pop up as a zombie somewhere.
Grandma might actually like it. Not for kids.
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