Dogma

Dogma

Dogma

The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century, in Kevin Smith's religious comedy. Stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

Two fallen angels (Affleck and Damon) plan to employ an alleged loophole in Catholic dogma to return to Heaven after being cast out by God. But as existence is founded on the principle that God is infallible, their success would prove God wrong and thus undo all creation. The last scion and two prophets are sent by the seraph Metatron to stop them.

1999Rating: R16130 minsUSA
Comedy

Dogma / Reviews

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Smith's comic allegory is overlong and confused, but his move from indie to mainstream deserves at least some credit.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Dogma is a raucous, profane but surprisingly endearing piece of work, a funny and lively film of ideas.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Smith has made a movie that reflects the spirit in which many Catholics regard their church. He has positioned his comedy on the balance line between theological rigidity and secular reality, which is where so many Catholics find themselves.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The movie simply demonstrates the limitations of Smith's vision and humorous abilities, rather than any satirical prowess.

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Time Out

Time Out

Too talky, too fond of in-jokes, too caught up (especially during the dismally weak climax) in its crass comic-strip ethos, and not, finally, as funny, subversive or thought-provoking as it would like to be.

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Variety

Variety

A very vulgar pro-faith comedy rather than a sacrilegious goof, Dogma is an extraordinarily uneven film that significant cutting might be able to transform into a playable one.

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