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      The Catholic School

      2021 1h 46m Drama List
      13% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 21% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings In 1975, three students at a prestigious all-male Catholic high school in Rome commit a horrifying crime that shocks their classmates and community. Read More Read Less Watch on Netflix Stream Now

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      Lovia Gyarkye Hollywood Reporter Strong performances from the actors playing the students really hold the film together. Sep 21, 2021 Full Review Jessica Kiang Variety Mordini's film... attempts to have its cake and torture it too. Sep 17, 2021 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation This is so ham-fisted you wish some woman exec in the production had given director Mordini a good bawling out over the lack of sensitivity Rated: 1.5/4 Jun 12, 2023 Full Review Barbara Shulgasser Common Sense Media Apart from its confusing structure and the lack of a main character, the movie's worst crime is that it seems designed to let the boys off the hook. Rated: 2/5 Sep 22, 2022 Full Review Juan Pablo Russo EscribiendoCine Unlike the book, the film fails in its inability to tie the relationship between the Catholic school and the violence it engenders. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 6/10 Sep 16, 2022 Full Review John Serba Decider ... Rolls and sputters and stalls, posturing like a bold statement, but ultimately delivering only muddled implications about why bad people do bad things. Sep 15, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jeff M This was without a doubt one of the most unpleasant movie-watching experiences I've had in eons. I am certainly not opposed to films that artistically want to explore lurid topics and disturbing subject matter, but when it is done without an ounce of creativity or imagination - or even coherence, for that matter - I am left incensed. My confusion was only surpassed by my apathy. We are introduced to a handful of characters who are given absolutely no development or introspection to such a degree that I honestly couldn't keep track of who was who and who was related to who and who hated who... you get the point. And the ending, while not overly explicit and gratuitous, is so repugnant and repellant that it took every ounce of willpower as a completist not to shut it off. Apparently, this was based on a true story, and the victims involved deserved a much better interpretation of their story than this. Incoherent, unpleasant... I think I've said my peace. I suggest avoiding this one at all costs. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/24 Full Review Mary M It seemed at first to be a coming-of-age movie, full of vignettes of boys and their families, and some boys bullying others. There were a few scenes in school, but not enough to earn the title. The narration seems to be building up a case for their schooling and upbringing contributing to the horrific crime, but it doesn't work. I couldn't differentiate the characters well. The movie focused more on the ones who didn't commit the crimes. I don't remember one of the criminals even going to the school. To me, the crime sprung from nowhere. There was one beautiful shot, of Donnatella lazily gazing out a car window during a first encounter with one of the eventual murderers. I guess presented as a contrast with her later fate. The movie just didn't hang together. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 11/15/23 Full Review Ian R I wanted to like this film. Unfortunately, it's narrative was a mess. In the end, for all it's attempts at presenting a story of morality, the film is unsatisfying and ultimately meaningless. Many parts of it were just incomprehensible. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 07/15/23 Full Review ylenia sto film fa pietà e misericordia. per carità, un fatto reale che ha sconvolto l'italia pace all'anima di quella povera rosaria e donatella ma cristo santo ce la fate ad onorare e a raccontare questa storia come si deve? tette e culi ovunque, piselli che facevano boinboinboing perché quelli correvano nudi come delle scimmie. per non parlare di come hanno recitato con quelle frasi ad effetto prese da wattpad madonna mi avete fatto fare un account per raccontare quanto abbia fatto cagare pietà e misericordia. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 05/06/23 Full Review CriminalMente P Great Movie, great actors Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/27/23 Full Review Terianne F There might have been an interesting story behind this but it was never shown on the screen. Confusing. Who was Eduardo in all this? Rated 1 out of 5 stars 11/11/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In 1975, three students at a prestigious all-male Catholic high school in Rome commit a horrifying crime that shocks their classmates and community.
      Stefano Mordini
      Roberto Sessa, Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa
      Massimo Gaudioso, Luca Infascelli, Stefano Mordini
      Production Co
      Regione Lazio, Picomedia, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Warner Bros.
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 14, 2022
      1h 46m
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