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Dogma

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Dogma

Dogma

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Ben Affleck, Linda Fiorentino, Matt Damon, Salma Hayek, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, Alan Rickman, Chris Rock, Kevin Smith
guest performer:
Alanis Morissette
director:
Kevin Smith
author:
Kevin Smith
genre:
Drama, Sci-fi and Fantasy, Comedy

We gave it a B-

Condemned by the ”faithful,” then commended by critics with retaliatory zeal, Kevin Smith’s biblical burlesque now seems a sanctimonious trifle. The story (banished angels Affleck and Damon try to reenter heaven via a doctrinal loophole) is charming nonsense, but behind the laughs lurks a dour passion play, complete with fake blood and vacuous sermonizing. Thank God (Alanis Morissette) for Smith’s slacker-sage patois, which keeps Dogma enjoyable between the spurious epiphanies.

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