Twist of Faith (2004)

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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
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On DVD: Feb 21, 2006
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Critic Reviews for Twist of Faith

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (11)

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

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

Alec Barniskis
Alec Barniskis

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