• Released
  • July 5, 2013
  • 1 hr 59 min
  • Drama
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83

The Playlist

By Oliver Lyttelton
For all its abrasiveness, the film is also capable of real tenderness.
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80

Total Film

By Tom Dawson
Laying bare his characters, Seidl uncovers the doubt beneath the armour of religious belief.
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80

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
Though we're never allowed a close-up, Hofstätter's performance comes off as an unselfconscious tour de force, painfully real and culturally lost.
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80

Variety

By Leslie Felperin
The constant juxtaposition of scenes showing the dark and light aspects of the characters endows the pic with a juicy moral complexity that will stimulate post-screening debates.
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75

RogerEbert.com

Crazy, violent and shocking events go down in Paradise: Faith — events that will startle the devout and non-believers alike — but Austrian director Ulrich Seidl depicts them all with same sort of monotone detachment he uses in the film's more mundane moments.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Although there are several stretches in the movie in which Seidl seems to be repeating himself, the director is carefully building toward a knock-out final scene in which the inscrutable, often annoying Anna becomes beautifully, poignantly human in front of our eyes, like magic.
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70

The Dissolve

By Scott Tobias
Seidl could not be clearer in his associations between religion and sex, but in Paradise: Faith, he’s slightly less successful in mining them for greater insights.
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60

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
There are plenty of Seidl's signature grotesques, extended uncomfortable scenes and hardcore imagery owing something to Lucian Freud and Diane Arbus. But perhaps for the first time there is also a hint of ordinary human heartbreak.
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60

Empire

Part two of Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy is a stark, morally complex study of blind belief, lightened by black laughs and Seidl’s static, deadpan compositions.
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
It’s hard to say if Faith works better as part of a whole instead of a triptych’s single panel until the trilogy is complete, but the unconverted may find this too much of a cross to bear.
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61 out of 100
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