Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  100 min.
Release Date: August 8, 2014 - Vancouver, Montréal, Toronto - August 8, 2014 - Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver
August 15 - Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg

DVD: December 9, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 4.46
based on 26 votes and 9 reviews
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Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, Isaach De Bankole, M. Emmet Walsh


When a parishioner talks to Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) during confession about the sexual abuse he suffered as child at the hands of the priest, he tells him he will kill James the next Sunday. Since his abuser is dead, the man reasons that killing a good priest would hurt the Catholic Church more than killing a bad one.

Director: John Michael McDonagh
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): James Flynn, Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez-Marengo
Screenplay: John Michael McDonagh

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  • 5 stars "An excellent movie. Brendan Gleeson player the role of the priest to perfection."
  • 5 stars "The film is quietly excellent, writing, editing, direction, acting, the works. Gleeson is one of my favourites - fell in love with him during the screening of the The Guard. My one question left unanswered from Calvary is the final scene where the priest's daughter visits the murderer of her father in jail. Why does she go there? What is her relationship with the killer of her father? I have missed something quite vital to the story. Can someone fill me in? Many thanks if you can."
  • 3 stars "Good movie. Good performances."