Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's an observation of crushing truth.
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
I can't recall the last film that so wholly, honestly and movingly explained what it means to be a Christian.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
More than anything, Of Gods and Men is a drama of character, and warm humanity.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It is their shared strength as a band of brothers humble before their Christian God - and indeed before the God of Islam - that may stir viewers to an awe that transcends skeptical opinions about religion or politics.
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By Mark Jenkins
Although the monks don't seek death, Of Gods And Men can be seen as an ode to religiously motivated self-sacrifice. But Beauvois deliberately leaves the story open-ended. The value of these men's lives, he's noting, is not defined by how they ended.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Like the best spiritual movies, of whatever faith, "Of Gods and Men" moves us toward a union with the infinite, and when we come to the monks' last supper, the moment is staggeringly powerful.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Quiet, soulful and wrenching.
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The normally sly Wilson - who was once in the running to play James Bond - was directed by Beauvois to surrender ego. Wilson accomplishes this with a minimum of fuss.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This is a beautiful film, full of gray-and white-haired men who grow in stature before our eyes.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
There are eight individual decisions to be made here, yet Beauvois never humanizes any of his monks. The film instead consumes itself with songs, communal prayers and nightly meals.
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86 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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