Lists: Drama, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

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

Overall Ranking: 1535 (Rank from 2014: # 82)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 13.33%
Regular 60%
Half-Popped 26.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Lisa Marie Bowman95 - One of the best Catholic films ever made.
(full review)
Mac the Movie Guy85(full review)
HC Movie Reviews80(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
David Baruffi80(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes78(full review)
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes77(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown75 - There haven't been too many films that I would consider to be genuinely macabre this year, but Irish drama Calvary fits the bill. Itís a dark, dark whodunit that explores the inner savage within us all.
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Bryan Lienesch72 - Every day that goes by is another day Brendan Gleeson could've done something about his impending fate, but instead decides to wander off and learn just what a town of assessment he lives in.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 2
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Marshall And The Movies70(full review)
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews61(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread55(full review)Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 0
Movie Waffler Eric Hillis50(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin43(full review)

People Involved

  • Chris ODowd ()
  • Domhnall Gleeson ()
  • Kelly Reilly ()
  • Aidan Gillen ()
  • Brendan Gleeson (Father James Lavelle)
  • John Michael McDonagh (Director)