First Reformed

First Reformed

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First Reformed

Ethan Hawke is a former military chaplain wracked by grief over the death of his son in this intense drama from Paul Schrader (writer of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull). Nominated for the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival 2017.

Green Drop Award winner (Paul Schrader), Venice Film Festival 2017
2017Rating: R16, Violence, suicide & content that may disturb108 minsUSA
DramaThrillerFestival & Independent
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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Schrader courts respectability and leaves it in the dust, getting stoned on excess. But make no mistake: He's still one hell of a filmmaker.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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Schrader and his cast commit to the project with sharpened and unblinking seriousness, even when the going gets mesmerically weird, with violence, visions, levitations and Neil Young protest songs chanted sombrely by toxic swamps.

4.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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A deeply felt, deeply thought picture; impressive in its seriousness and often gripping in the way it frames itself as a debate and a sermon.

3.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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Thoughtful, moving, overreaching and uncompromising, "First Reformed" is a tremendously tormented work. Ethan Hawke delivers a performance full of grace and sorrow in this powerful portrait of existential and spiritual despair.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

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What keeps us alert as viewers is not the slow disintegration of this man's faith, but the deep ambiguity about where the film's sympathies actually lie.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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There's not quite enough oomph or style in the filmmaking to make you forget about the schematic nature of the dramatic construct.

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Even a Pastor needs a Pastor.

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Schrader courts respectability and leaves it in the dust, getting stoned on excess. But make no mistake: He's still one hell of a filmmaker.

0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Schrader and his cast commit to the project with sharpened and unblinking seriousness, even when the going gets mesmerically weird, with violence, visions, levitations and Neil Young protest songs chanted sombrely by toxic swamps.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A deeply felt, deeply thought picture; impressive in its seriousness and often gripping in the way it frames itself as a debate and a sermon.

3.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Thoughtful, moving, overreaching and uncompromising, "First Reformed" is a tremendously tormented work. Ethan Hawke delivers a performance full of grace and sorrow in this powerful portrait of existential and spiritual despair.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

What keeps us alert as viewers is not the slow disintegration of this man's faith, but the deep ambiguity about where the film's sympathies actually lie.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

There's not quite enough oomph or style in the filmmaking to make you forget about the schematic nature of the dramatic construct.

0

Even a Pastor needs a Pastor.

4.0
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