My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Dogma

BB.5

(out of 5)


Kevin Smith stepped into unnecessary controversy when he released this spoof on Catholicism, one which isn’t in any way offensive to anybody smart enough to view it with an open mind. and play two angels who have problems with the authority from upstairs, finding a loophole in Catholic dogma and deciding to try and have their souls restored in order that they may re-enter heaven. The accomplishment of this would mean that all of God’s creation would be undone, and so it is up to the last descendant of Jesus Christ (a disappointingly bad ) to stop them before they can achieve their goal. The all-star cast also features as a Muse, as Rufus the Thirteenth Apostle, (in one of the film’s most inspired sequences) as God and as Metatron the messenger. The film showcases its intelligent examination of religious faith with wit and style, satisfying for anyone who ever wanted to think outside the box, but it gets rambly as it continues and is far too long for its own good.


View Askew Productions, STK

USA, 1999

Directed by

Screenplay by Kevin Smith

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by Scott Mosier, Kevin Smith

Independent Spirit Awards 1999.

Toronto International Film Festival 1999

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