In the Name Of Synopsis
Adam's self-imposed abstinence becomes a heavy burden when he meets Lukasz.
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Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
Despite some diffused messaging and oddly elliptical storytelling, "In the Name Of" proves an absorbing, at times hypnotic drama about...
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70

Village Voice

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A nuanced, character-driven critique of the Catholic Church and its regressive stance on homosexuality.
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60

The Guardian

Co-writer/ director Malgorzata Szumowska, improving upon 2011's Elles, downplays the conflicts in a scenario apparently ripe for torrid...
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60

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Encouraging sensitive performances that mitigate the film’s sluggish pace and fuzzy narrative, Ms. Szumowska juxtaposes two-person scenes...
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50

Slant Magazine

This Polish "gay priest tempted" drama is almost as confused about the moral quandaries of its characters as they are.
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50

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
The second half is therefore much more interesting than the first; even so, the whole movie suffers from a lack of narrative momentum and a...
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40

The Dissolve

By Mike D'Angelo
In The Name Of… might have worked moderately well as a character study, if not for the film’s insistence on treating other priests as...
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30

Variety

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While thesps Chyra and Kosciukiewicz... embody the physical aspect of their characters’ relationship comfortably enough, their pairing as...
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Thoughtful and beautiful movie

By jfparis
Great acting, original story, "in the name of" triggers a lot of good debates. Had a great time....