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Twist of Faith (2004)

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Average Rating: 8.2/10
Reviews Counted: 21
Fresh: 21
Rotten: 0

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Average Rating: 7.9/10
Reviews Counted: 9
Fresh: 9
Rotten: 0

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 854

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A man must reconcile his religion with a need for justice and closure in this documentary. Tony Comes was a firefighter living in Toledo, OH, with his wife and children. While Comes was a solid family man and had the respect of his fellow firemen, he was hiding a secret that had been haunting him for almost 20 years -- when he was 14 years old, Comes was sexually abused by a Catholic priest, an event that left him with emotional scars that were slow to heal. In 2002, as stories of child sexual … More

Rating:
Unrated
Genre:
Documentary , Faith & Spirituality , Special Interest
Directed By:
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On DVD:
Feb 21, 2006
Runtime:
Artistic License


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Critic Reviews for Twist of Faith

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (21) | Rotten (0) | DVD (2)

Dick's film puts a human face on a churchwide scandal that sometimes seems too big to comprehend.

Full Review… | August 19, 2005
Seattle Times
Top Critic

It's a demanding film but one filled with important truths about humanity in all its denominations.

Full Review… | July 21, 2005
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The pain and the contradictions and the ironies are manifold, and Dick...does justice to all.

Full Review… | July 21, 2005
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Kirby Dick's damning, Oscar- nominated documentary, Twist of Fate, puts a face on the clerical sex scandals rocking the Roman Catholic Church.

July 1, 2005
New York Post
Top Critic

Abuses of power are all the more shocking when the betrayers are expected to be figures of moral integrity.

Full Review… | June 30, 2005
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

The child-abuse scandals that rocked the Catholic Church are brought to painfully intimate terms in this engrossing, unnerving documentary.

Full Review… | June 30, 2005
Newsday
Top Critic

Now 34, Tony opens his soul-searching, his home, his private moments with family & children so that the world can see the consequences of those that prey from the pulpit.

Full Review… | December 5, 2005
Hollywood Report Card

A remarkable portrait of a courageous man's efforts to put his life back together.

July 23, 2005
Reel.com

The film is difficult to watch but illuminating as a piece of hard, spare journalism.

Full Review… | July 6, 2005
Arizona Daily Star

There are scenes in this movie that moved me to tears, it is impossible not to be taken in by Tony's plight.

Full Review… | July 5, 2005
Entertainment Insiders

Like so many true stories, Comes' lacks the clarity and comforting resolution of fiction; it's a morass of accusations and denials that taints and poisons everyone involved.

Full Review… | July 1, 2005
TV Guide's Movie Guide

makes a convincing case that suffering in silence would have been much worse

Full Review… | June 23, 2005
Filmcritic.com

This is heartbreaking stuff, sensitively captured by an insightful and brilliant documentarian.

Full Review… | February 28, 2005
EricDSnider.com

It daringly uses the medium break down the barriers between the subject and the audience for a topic that lends itself to dark secrecy. It's almost too devastating to watch.

Full Review… | February 25, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

Kirby Dick's emotionally touching documentary, Twist of Faith, explores the relevant, much in the news, issue of sexual abuse by the Catholic Church.

Full Review… | February 21, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

I've no idea why we've seen so many of these tragic abuse cases, but I do believe that Twist of Faith may help to prevent new ones.

Full Review… | February 2, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

A potent and meditative new documentary.

Full Review… | January 25, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Twist of Faith

It works as a companion to the horrifying documentary 'Deliver Us From Evil'. That film, while it dealt with the emotional toll it took on families and their personal rage at those responsible, was more about the environment in the Catholic Church that allowed this type of rampant abuse to occur and remain secret for so long. 'Twist of Faith' is entirely about the personal cost of sexual abuse on the victims. It never goes away, and its arguable that it may never really get better. The toll it takes on this mans family life, his sexual relationship with his wife, his interaction with other people, his religious faith, and every day moments is astronomical. Director Kirby Dick wisely keeps the focus on the people and lets them talk and tell the story. Its unbelievably sad and infuriating that this Priest could destroy so many lives . . . and not just those he abused but the loved ones of the victims as well.

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