First Reformed

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  113 min.
In theatres:
June 1, 2018 - Toronto, Vancouver
June 8, 2018 - Montréal, Québec, Ottawa, Edmonton, Winnipeg
June 15, 2018 - Calgary, Halifax, Kingston
June 22, 2018 - Victoria
June 29, 2018 - Saskatoon, Regina
Digital: July 31, 2018
DVD/Blu-ray: August 21, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.00
based on 30 votes and 12 reviews
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Cast: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric Kyles

Synopsis

The pastor of a small New England church (Ethan Hawke) spirals out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife (Amanda Seyfried) in this taut, chilling thriller.

Director: Paul Schrader
Studio: ABMO
Producer(s): Christine Vachon, Gary Hamilton, Jack Binder, David Hinojosa, Greg Clark, Victoria Hall, Deepak Sikka, Frank Murray
Screenplay: Paul Schrader

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  • 5 stars "First Reformed resonates with a profound depth that I yearn for in any form of art. It is a journey that is distant from my own experience yet spoke as a wake-up call for us all to not only savor and appreciate the life we have, but to ultimately leave this world hopeful. We can all understand the reasons for despair, but the antidote for our despair comes only from grasping the brief life we have and becoming an active participant. A magnificent film in my estimation. This is not for the crowd that goes to the movies for escapism. This is a film that stayed with me for days and even weeks later, exploring the relationships, symbolism, and perfect casting for one of the most thoughtful films I have ever seen. Be prepared to think."
  • 1 star "The acting was good . The story was very depressing. If a person was really down and went to this movie, they would be sadder than ever. It's a shame that anyone would think of making a movie like this. It's not entertainment its mental abuse!!!"
  • 1 star "Great actors. I am kind of a movie movie buff. I am selective in movies I go to but on occasion I will try something new and different. That's how I felt with this movie when I read the synopsis. Disappointed doesn't even describe how I felt about this movie. I was a waste of $$$ and 1 hour and 53 minutes. Very dark, boring and.... plot??? If this the best Hollywood can put out than they think way too much of themselves to call this worthy of production. When you spend that much time at a movie and come out of the theater disgusted and cheated because you just watched what was supposed to be an "artistic film" but was nothing more than Paul Schrader's coming of age trauma(?) with religion....poor boy.... Well, just don't go to it; would not recommend."