91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's not every day you get to see a movie that begins in satire and ends in reverence, but then, for Kevin Smith, they may ultimately be the same thing.
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The first commandment of Dogma: Thou shalt not stop laughing.
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90

Mr. Showbiz

One of those special movies whose freshness and vitality are so bounteously infectious, your humble reviewer wishes everyone had the pleasure of discovering it brand-new and undescribed.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
If the film is less than perfect, it is because Smith is too much in love with his dialogue. Smith is a gifted comic writer who loves paradox, rhetoric and unexpected zingers from the blind side.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Mature, thoughtful and occasionally dazzling.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A raunchy, irreverent, generally hilarious sendup of ritual and papal decree.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Has that rarest of qualities in movies that think of themselves as religious. I'm talking about the vision thing. And the ability to make morality entertaining.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
Dogma' is Kevin Smith's fourth film and it looks like his first but I'm not ready to quit him -- there's a landmark in him. I just wish the crafty, raucous Dogma was it.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It does commit a cardinal sin of filmmaking. It's boring.
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
There is a keen intellect behind this devoutly defiant fable.
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62 out of 100
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