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It's an observation of crushing truth. Read full review
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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More than anything, Of Gods and Men is a drama of character, and warm humanity. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
Quiet, soulful and wrenching. Read full review
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. Read full review
This is a beautiful film, full of gray-and white-haired men who grow in stature before our eyes.
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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. Read full review
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