Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Kevin Smith, Salma Hayek, George Carlin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
WHEN TWO BANISHED ANGELS FIND A LOOPHOLE THAT WILL ALLOW THEM BACK INTO HEAVEN AT THE COST OF HUMANKIND, AN UNSUSPECTINGMORTAL WOMAN, TWO PROPHETS AND THE THIRTEENTH APOSTLE ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO CAN STOP THEM. SPECIAL FEA... more »
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Reviewed on 5/17/2017...
i love this dvd
Bradley D. (rooter) from MISSOULA, MT
Reviewed on 12/9/2012...
Excellent pic. Totally worth multiple views.
1 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Rob L. (RobNJo) from HOUSTON, TX
Reviewed on 4/29/2012...
I laughed about three times. It seems a lot of "lapsed" Catholics love this film. As an atheist, I just found all the religious nonsense annoying. I don't mind religion as a plot device, but this plot isn't worth bothering with. Others praise the film's clever dialogue. If you're from the school of "f-bomb equals humor," perhaps you'll agree with them. I know this is one of Kevin Smith's loose series of films, so perhaps people who've seen all of those will get more of the inside jokes and enjoy it more. For we who aren't in on the jokes, it is not "mercilessly funny," as the reviewer's quote on the cover claims. I can say the cast is superb, but that only added to our disappointment in this waste of their talent.
1 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Kindra K. (Onion) from SAN ANTONIO, TX
Reviewed on 9/11/2011...
Love this movie!
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
FUNNY AS HELL...EVEN IF YOU ARE CATHOLIC
Gerard T. McGuire | 10/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Forget about any controvery, this movie is a laugh a minute. Being Catholic I was wary of this film, knowing the church was not too pleased with it. Having watched it once, I then bought the DVD.Granted, Smith takes some artistic license here. I doubt that there was a 13th apostle and I doubt that Jesus had brothers and sisters that we never heard about, but he uses his "theories" with amazing comedic effect. He also mixes in some poignant generaliztions about the faith that ring somewhat true (i.e. Salma Hayek "Catholics don't celbrate their faith , they suffer it)The cast in this flick is great. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are a couple of fallen angels looking for a loophole that will get them back into heaven. Damon is surprisingly relaxed and funny in his portrayal as the angel of death Loki. The only people that can stop them are Linda Florentino (the last zion), Rufus the unknown 13th black apostle, and Jay and Silent Bob (the prophets?). Chris Rock is hillarious as Rufus and Jay and Silent Bob are......well if you have ever seen a Kevin Smith movie you know they are good for some laughs.Other supporting cast include Salma Hayek (serendipity - wow, dont miss her dance scene!) and George Carlin(priceless as the cardinal). Overall the cast is fantastic although Linda Florentino was a little off on her timing.Watch this film with an open mind and you'll watch it again. If you are easily offended, don't even bother....let the rest of us enjoy it."
J. Anthony Rick | the 'burg, Pennsylvania | 04/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Don't listen to the zealots, this is a great movie. Many people believe that this movie "bashes" Christianity, Catholicism in particular. Now, like Kevin Smith, I am a Catholic, and I was in no way offended by this movie, in fact I saw it five times in the theater. This is a movie that shows the idiosyncracies in church dogma, just as every structure has idiosyncracies. The movie shows these points through an interesting and entertaining story of good v. evil. The overall theme of this movie is that people should be more open to new ideas and to realize what Christ was all about, love and understanding. "Jesus wasn't sent to earth to give us the 'willies,' he is a booster." Finally, this is a great movie, with great ideas and great dialogue. I believe that it is Kevin Smith's best work to date. Matt Damon, Jason Lee, Linda Fiorentino, George Carlin, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Alan Rickman, and Chris Rock all give very good performances, but Ben Affleck does a wonderful job as Bartleby. I would certainly suggest this movie to anyone. Faith is a funny thing."
One of the Best Movies of 1999!
J. Anthony Rick | 04/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Contrary to some of the negative reviews (who really cares ifan A-list movie looks "subpar"--if it's watchable andenjoyable, then what does it matter), this movie has more than simple comedy and great performances. Smith's "Dogma" asks so many theological quetions that when I left the theatre, I could not stop talking about some of the ideas he proposed--however controversial they might have seemed. Smith's writing, I think, has reached an all time high with this film, following his superb "Chasing Amy" and hilarious "Mallrats" (sorry to all you "Clerks" fans, but watching that film is so exceedingly painful and boring I can't describe it). In "Dogma," Smith rips apart religion and its factions--with a few extra stabs at his own Catholicism--yet at the same time upholds religion as a whole. And his knowledge of the Bible is clearly apparent, for some of his scenes (namely the scene between Fiorentino and Affleck (...)) drip with emotion and truth that Smith's motives are clear: in writing "Dogma" Smith attempted to intertwine lost faith, religious humor, and redemption. And what a fine effort it is! Even if the visuals are not amazing, the script, cast, and the discussions you will have long after the movie has ended are. Rent or buy this movie--it doesn't matter which--just see it. "Dogma" is truly wonderful; one of the best of 1999. END"