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      The Catechism Cataclysm

      Released Oct 19, 2011 1 hr. 21 min. Comedy List
      47% 19 Reviews Tomatometer 42% 100+ Ratings Audience Score All hell breaks loose when an eccentric priest (Steve Little) embarks on a road trip with his high-school idol. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member I wanted this to be funnier 2.2 Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/04/21 Full Review Audience Member I can't think of an effective way to explain or share insight into Todd Rohal's THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM much less defend why I love it so much. Robert Longstreet, as one would expect, delivers a painfully realistic performance. While Steve Little offers an almost cartoonishly annoying take on his character. The really interesting thing is that these two very different characters are both being approached from distinctly different styles. It doesn't take long for the the two distinctly different types of stile to combine a systematic "catalyst" to turn an ill-advised canoe trip into a deeply odd exploration into dark storytelling. As "the stories" are spun each is presented in stark and literal manner. The connection and communication between the two characters begins to veer into unsettling moments of male-bonding to even more unsettling tension that begins to feel like their bonding is about to slither into potentially sinister sexually violent territory. And just as you think you know where we are headed, the film morphs into something altogether unexpected. ...And quite strange and twisted. A true cinematic oddity that is more smart than it wants to admit. If you have a twisted sense of humor and are looking to find something very different, see this. I would find it hard to believe anyone who describes this film as "dull" --- it is entertainingly strange -- and I almost cringe as I write this, but there is something charming about the whole experience. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a bizarre little must-see movie! It is very funny, though it does require patience at times. It seems like some reviewers were disappointed because it did not offer the religious satire that in their minds it allegedly promised. Sorry, folks. It does not denigrate religion, but rather shows its human side. Priests are people, too, who have crises of vocation and need vacations from serving the flock. Things definitely get weird! Traddie Catholics will probably not like this movie, but the rest of us just might. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Original, funny, absurdist, indie dark comedy. Definitely not for all tastes, but worth it for those who are willing to follow it wherever it takes them. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member A lot of people evidently hate this movie, and while I can see why, I actually enjoyed it. I don't claim to understand, not even kind of, but it was funny and weird enough to maintain my interest. It's no classic, but worth a look if you're searching for something, er...unusual to watch tonight. Just don't expect it to add up to much....... Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member This may have been the worst movie I've ever see in my life. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times A grating and witless would-be spoof of religion, male-bonding and, it seems, horror movies. Rated: 1.5/5 Nov 3, 2011 Full Review Scott Tobias NPR William and Robbie's adventure has a shaggy-dog charm that's hard to resist. Oct 20, 2011 Full Review Noel Murray AV Club Even after the movie takes its turn for the surreal, it remains rooted in the reactions of slack-faced good guy Little and the gruff-but-loveable Longstreet. Rated: B+ Oct 20, 2011 Full Review Brent McKnight The Last Thing I See The film is kind of a road trip, kind of a voyage of self-discovery, and kind of an "Apocalypse Now" style journey into a chaotic, surreal hell. Rated: B- Jul 11, 2020 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews's ultimately impossible to walk away from The Catechism Cataclysm feeling that it could (and should) have been much, much better. Rated: 2/4 Feb 10, 2014 Full Review John Gholson Cinematical It's a very dumb comedy made by very smart folks. Feb 9, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis All hell breaks loose when an eccentric priest (Steve Little) embarks on a road trip with his high-school idol.
      Todd Rohal
      Todd Rohal
      IFC Films
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 19, 2011, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 5, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
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