Twist of Faith Reviews

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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
December 5, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 19, 2005
Dick's film puts a human face on a churchwide scandal that sometimes seems too big to comprehend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Timothy Knight
Reel.com
July 23, 2005
A remarkable portrait of a courageous man's efforts to put his life back together.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Shawn Hubler
Los Angeles Times
July 21, 2005
It's a demanding film but one filled with important truths about humanity in all its denominations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ron Stringer
L.A. Weekly
July 21, 2005
The pain and the contradictions and the ironies are manifold, and Dick...does justice to all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 6, 2005
The film is difficult to watch but illuminating as a piece of hard, spare journalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
July 5, 2005
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 1, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 1, 2005
Kirby Dick's damning, Oscar- nominated documentary, Twist of Fate, puts a face on the clerical sex scandals rocking the Roman Catholic Church.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 30, 2005
Abuses of power are all the more shocking when the betrayers are expected to be figures of moral integrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
June 30, 2005
The child-abuse scandals that rocked the Catholic Church are brought to painfully intimate terms in this engrossing, unnerving documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
June 28, 2005
Kirby Dick (Derrida) shapes the movie in such a way as to leave everyone flummoxed.
Mark Athitakis
Filmcritic.com
June 23, 2005
makes a convincing case that suffering in silence would have been much worse
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
April 2, 2005
A powerful and damning look at the long-term impact of sexual abuse, as well as the less-than-exemplary response of Catholic Church officials to allegations of priestly molestation.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
February 28, 2005
This is heartbreaking stuff, sensitively captured by an insightful and brilliant documentarian.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com
February 25, 2005
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 21, 2005
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 | Original Score: B+
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
February 2, 2005
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 | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
February 1, 2005
A riveting account of the psychological journey of a man once molested by his priest.
Peter Hanson
Film Threat
January 25, 2005
A potent and meditative new documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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