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Dogma: Friday November 12, 1999

Domga PosterIn what can only be deemed a comedy parable, two renegade fallen angels attempt to jerry-rig the entire cosmological system -- unless a rag-tag group of humans can stop faith. Bethany (Linda Fiorentino), the heroine of DOGMA, is a woman who feels her prayers haven't been answered when, out of nowhere, a heralding angel appears in her bedroom and declares her the potential savior of humanity.

This abrupt meeting sets her off on an extraordinary journey of mystery, comedy and suspense as she is transported to a fantastical world of celestial characters and spirited adventure. Along the way she will meet up with a heaven-sent messenger (Alan Rickman), an apostle with a 2,000 year old beef (Chris Rock), a hotheaded demon (Jason Lee), a heavenly Muse (Salma Hayek) and two unlikely Prophets known as Jay and Silent Bob as they each discover the power of their own individual faith. -- © 1999 Lions Gate Films.

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75.63 - Woth Seeing

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Two renegade fallen angels attempt to jerry-rig the entire cosmological system -- unless a rag-tag group of humans can stop faith.


Ben Affleck as Bartleby 
Matt Damon  as Loki
George Carlin as Cardinal Glick 
Salma Hayek as Serendipity
Linda Fiorentino as Bethany 

Running Time

2hr 10min


Rated R for strong language including sex-related dialogue, violence, crude humor and some drug content.


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score = 40
Dogma, Mildly amusing in places, but overall this movie left me scratching my head asking "Why?" really missed the mark.  This in no "Clerks".   Dogma goes beyond stupid and invents a whole new category... reaching a new low of bad taste in the process.  No action, not really that funny and definitely not a date movie either.  See this one with your guy friends and make sure you're wasted and not over 35.  Maybe I expected too much.

Mike Mann 
score = 90 
This one of the funniest movies that I have ever seen.  A great number of people may find it offensive, but tey fail to see the underlying message of the film.  The film was about tolerance and that just because you believe one thing and someone something else, that neither of you is right or wrong.  Most of the jokes were crude and simple, but not all of us think that is a bad thing.....


score = 20 
Well, let me tell you my story behind this movie 'Dogma': my church was protesting the movie in my home town because it was blastphamous. Nevertheless, I paid my money to see it. What'd I think? The church was right. Not only is this film the height of blastphamy, it's just plain stupid and one of this worst movies I've seen in a long, long time.


score = 90
Everyone will do some serious soul searching in his/her life, and some do more often than others. I often question the existence and definition of "God". I have no religion but I am a very spiritual person. I stay away from any organized religion because they are manipulated by people. More importantly, who authorized them to be the representative of "God"? Then there is the movie "Dogma". It certainly does not in any way bad-mouth God. In fact, it brings up many valid and interesting questions: what happened to the brothers and sisters of Jesus? why isn't there anything about Jesus from the age of 12 to 30 in the bible? does God have to be male? etc. How many times have you heard this: never question the bible ? But what if the writer of the bible (neither God nor Jesus wrote the bible, people did) made a mistake somewhere? How about the one which says women who are menstruating are filthy and anything they touch is also filthy? Enough said. The people who get angry and have the boycott campaigns are, more than likely, the people who are in charge of the churches/congregations/TV preaching shows. Because "Dogma" exposes their hypocrisy and their control over people. It shows that it's ok to have doubts and questions because they are all part of the journey to get in touch with God. More importantly, the movie puts God at the right spot and shows that God is full of hope and energy. God heals all wounds, and there are so many of them in the end of the movie. "Dogma" is not a flawless movie. Some of yucky jokes don't have to be there. But it is a movie that provokes thoughts and has an important message. It certainly opens my eyes. People should see it with an open mind. Oh, and a sense of humour.


score = 90

Great fun. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are building a 90s version of Martin and Lewis or Abbot and Costello. They are terrific together. The script for Dogma, while a little talky, is great!


Mallory Kiser
score = 90
Since I am not a religious person, I was sometimes lost in Dogma. But otherwise, I am a huge fan of all of Kevin Smith's movies and was very happy to see the return of Jay and Silent Bob. The movie was very, very funny and well done!


score = 10
After seeing Dogma the other night, the one thing I kept thinking was "that's two hours of my life that I'll never get back". It was the worst movie I've seen in years. Was it a comedy? I don't think so - not even close to funny. Was it science fiction? The special effects were childish (i.e. poop-man?). Linda Fiorentino's acting was embarrasing. And that young punk with the foul mouth - was that supposed to be clever. The whole thing made me feel taken advantage of and left me feeling angry.


score = 90
très bon film qui ose peut-être montrer ce que certain pense tout bas...relativisant ce que les institutions religieuses formalisent et que l'expérience de dieu ne se vit pas comme des petits moutons obeissant à un mouton qui proclame que le berger lui aurait dit de garder le troupeau..


score = 90
Absolutely sensational.  A wonderful parable and re-visit to Catholism - WOW.  Ben and Matt are great once again and Jay is my hero..


score = 100
I must see it. why? because Catholic organizations protest against showing this film,even that it is not said that it will be distributed. Could it be better recommendation? :) (I'm talking about situation in Poland)