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      The Good Catholic

      PG-13 Released Sep 8, 2017 1 hr. 36 min. Drama Romance TRAILER for The Good Catholic: Trailer 1 List
      43% 14 Reviews Tomatometer 81% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Daniel is an idealistic and dedicated priest who loves his work more than anything else, until a chance meeting with a woman at confession stirs up emotions that make him question his true calling. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Audience Member This movie has choppy pacing, insincere dialogue, and is a far cry from what it's like to be a catholic. Yet more proof that Hollywood can't even begin to grasp true faith. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Walter R It’s always ok to slyly slam the Church and priests in Hollywood but I’ll have none of it. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 05/12/20 Full Review Audience Member Excellent secular humanist talk by the elder priest at the end. It's not about our pristine rituals, but about our capacity to love. Superb cast and acting! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member With astonishingly natural writing and acting around the main story, this deserved more praise from critics. Unlike most romantic comedies, it's laugh-out-loud funny based on its own unique content rather than hackneyed tropes—and it's romantic, achieving a rare portrayal of natural chemistry and dance of growing intimacy. The other two clergyman admittedly are a bit extreme as foils to one another, and thus feel less genuine, in spite of the actors' display of talents. But this hardly takes away from the naturalistic dialog, the leads' charisma and shifting moods and tones, and the marvels of Spicer's see-everything face (which fits perfectly with his character.) Provided you don't hold the Catholic church either in contempt or too precious, this is a rich, hilarious and sweet story worth seeing once at the very least! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Raised from birth Roman Catholic, St. Marys and St. Anthony's Schools, Port Hope ON. Teacher's pet to Sister Borgia, my teacher and principal of St. Mary's. I felt older 19 that I was somewhat brain washed as a child. I remember saying to Mom, I wish I had your blind faith. Which I never did have. I have a 1st cousin a priest, Pembroke area. Raised by a farmer family. Strong, strong faith everywhere Irish, Polish, French sides. I left the Catholic church in my late 20's. 1. Because I think confessing to an imperfect priest is stupid and ridiculous. We in my town had an alcoholic Priest, sent away somewhere was pretty young maybe 12. I see many gay priests now which distresses me and don't understand. Can't find that in the Bible. I don't Judge, only God can Judge us. I don't do Gossip or Malicious Gossip. God, Jesus states the 10 commandments, which I try hard to live by. I have seen so much Hypocrisy in my home town church, disgusts me. Calling themselves good Catholics. God will judge them and Karma in life will get them too. I found my Joyful all nomination Church here. Based on the Bible, Father God, Son, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Faith very strong, in the Trinity and Bible. Even that has errors. Enough said, if you Catholic teens, and adults. this movie The Good Catholic, would definitely say watch if faith shaky, doubting God, have questions about Faith and Want to be uplifted, a Must Watch! ****** actors too. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member No matter what you might think this is about from the title, you're wrong. IOW, don't not see the film because of it. It's neither a polemic mocking religious faith, nor does it say anything about religion except maybe why don't we all just sit down and start over. All four primary characters are superbly cast, including Danny Glover who is about 3 steps above anything I've ever seen him in before. The subject matter is handled respectfully, albeit with liberal amounts of humor which zeros in on the fact that most religions take themselves way to seriously--which the production company apparently takes to heart, naming itself Pigasus (sic) Pictures. This is about as perfect as you can expect an independent film to be. It's only flaw is there being too much lipstick on Daniel--which is so obvious, I wondered if they just wanted to give the audience something to criticize. Needless to say, there's no actual action for the action junkies, but the dialogue and the subject matter are outstanding--and at times, profound. This is my second "10" of the year, (18th all time), the first being only a week ago, so I was wondering if coming out of the summer movie drought has something to do with it....It' doesn't'. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      John Anderson America Magazine A reviewer should never assess a movie for what it is not, but this viewer was not sure for a long time what exactly "The Good Catholic" was. Sep 14, 2017 Full Review Robert Abele Los Angeles Times What's annoying in this otherwise well-meaning movie is how the barbs become a kind of armor against real feeling, and the bland direction offers nothing. Sep 7, 2017 Full Review Monica Castillo New York Times Mr. Spicer's earnest performance bolsters many of the weaker spots in Mr. Shoulberg's script. Sep 7, 2017 Full Review Alexander Miller Battleship Pretension The Good Catholic isn't a bad movie but it's not a great one either. Its attempts at being hip are about as edgy as Ned Flanders ordering a white wine spritzer. Dec 11, 2020 Full Review Richard Propes A fairly saccharine, well meaning exploration of genuine issues of love and faith. Rated: 2.5/4.0 Sep 9, 2020 Full Review Erick Estrada Cinegarage The story is very plain and without any type of audiovisual discourse and feels more like a telefilm. [Full Review in Spanish] Aug 17, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Daniel is an idealistic and dedicated priest who loves his work more than anything else, until a chance meeting with a woman at confession stirs up emotions that make him question his true calling.
      Paul Shoulberg
      Executive Producer
      David Anspaugh, Jordan Gershowitz
      Paul Shoulberg
      Broad Green Pictures
      Production Co
      Broad Green Pictures
      PG-13 (A Sexual Reference|Language)
      Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 8, 2017, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 8, 2017
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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