Dogma

1999

Action / Adventure / Comedy / Drama / Fantasy

209
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 67%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 85%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 194579

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Matt Damon as Loki
Salma Hayek as Serendipity
Ben Affleck as Bartleby
Alan Rickman as Metatron
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2hr 10 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jonsefcik 5 / 10

Starts Strong But Loses Steam

I'm Catholic but I have no problem with poking fun at religion. If anything, Christianity and religion in general can be ripe material for parody and satire. For this reason I decided to give Kevin Smith's Dogma a chance.

The first act seemed promising. There were some funny jokes that made me laugh, from small things like reciting the Nicene Creed in mass in a monotone, disinterested manner (something every Catholic can relate with) to more obvious jokes like Metatron's fire being doused with a fire extinguisher and the Cardinal trying to be hip and approachable with his unveiling of "Buddy Christ". There's potential for a good crisis of faith story in there; the analogy of the water glass expanding with age is one I've found through experience to be very true.

Slowly, things start going downhill once Bethany's journey begins. She runs into Jay and Silent Bob. So far the only other Jay and Silent Bob film I've seen is Clerks, and while Jay was tolerable in that film, he's so annoying and unlikable here. Silent Bob at least has some humorous moments like defeating the crap monster with air freshener and hitting Azrael with the blessed golf club.

Soon another character joins them on their journey, Rufus the forgotten 13th apostle. My only theological issue comes with him: he may be a human character, but he's visiting from heaven, where assumingly one would need to purged of all their sins before entering (a similar problem I had with This Is The End). Alas Rufus still swears and finds pleasure in Jay and Bob's trip to the strip club. I don't mean to sound uptight about it, but this aspect of his character feels inconsistent with how one might think someone visiting from heaven would behave. Sure Metatron makes some snarky remarks, but none of his actions or dialogue feel out of character.

Then there's Loki and Bartleby, who somehow manage to shoot a guy on a bus filled with people and kill a boardroom of executives and the cops don't look for them and they never appear in the news until the climax. Despite this being pre-9/11 and (at the time it was shot) pre-Columbine, I find that hard to believe.

The film's biggest problem is the writing; in my humble opinion, Kevin Smith simply doesn't have the talent to pull a movie like this off. The film starts strong with some legitimately funny humor poking fun at the church, but as the story keeps going its like he tried to fit so much that he lost focus and the end result feels muddled and padded out. Additionally, the cinematography is very flat and uninspired.

This movie left me with a similar feeling as when I finished Tusk. The concepts themselves aren't bad and in the hands of a different screenwriter and director they could've actually been really good. Unfortunately, the end results feel uneven and lacking.

Reviewed by TownRootGuy 9 / 10

A must see for Kevin Smith fans and antiestablishmentarians.

I would have said this was an 11 when it first came out but now I'm just bitter Salma doesn't release the krakens. I hate it when R-rated movies don't have naked babes. WTF is the point?

This has a great cast, outstanding eye candy, some FX AND the humor is sinfully delicious.

This is an awesome movie, Smith is a genius. I can watch this every 2 - 3 years.

Reviewed by jellopuke 6 / 10

not as offensively terrible as other Smith movies

This one holds up much better than the other 90's work by Smith, but by no means is it a good movie. It could more aptly be named "Exposition: The Movie" as it features long winded dialogues of characters explaining Catholic dogma and history in order to service the plot. This might work fine in a comic book, but in a visual medium like film, it bogs everything down and makes the movie more tedious than it needs to be. There's some funny stuff in here and, in a weird way, a decent little examination of faith, but it's told very amateurishly and without any visual flair or even decent composition and lighting. Essentially just point and shoot and get the wide shots. It's not as noticeable as his other work which is just sub-student film level, but it's not up to snuff either. Sad thing is, the guy never bothered to try to learn this stuff and so you get no obvious improvement in technique four movies in. So long story short, this movie is okay, but forgettable.

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