Rated R

1 hour 50 minutes

Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly, Chris O’Dowd

CHICOPEE, Mass (WWLP) – I want you to realize that with the new religious drama “Calvary”, you’re in for a dark thriller.It’s the mesmerizing mystery about a small town Irish priest, who’s threatened with death by one of his parishioners. But which parishioner has given him one week to live? Because of a crime committed by another, now dead priest years ago.

The angry would be killer admits that priest raped him when the victim was seven years old and now he wants the satisfaction of killing a good priest.

Brendan Gleeson gives an extraordinary performance as the embattled man of God.

There’s certainly no shortage of sinister suspects in this strangely hostile Irish town. Gleeson himself becomes a center of controversy when his estranged daughter, Kelly Reilly takes the town by surprise.

“Calvary” becomes an Intriguing mixture of faith and psychological dysfunction. In a town where everyone harbors grudges to satisfy their twisted needs.

By this time you’re tightening your grip around the arms of your seat. you’re wondering how far will the film go for its disturbing climax?

To call “Calvary” a work of perplexing power is only scratching the surface. Psychologically “Calvary” goes places most thrillers wouldn’t dare to go. “Calvary’s” so fascinating, there’s no place to go except up, all the way to four stars.

Who said that during the month of August you can’t find an exceptional film?

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