The Walking Dead
Log in with Facebook
Forgot your password?
Don't have an account? Sign up here
and the Terms and Policies,
and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.
Already have an account? Log in here
Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.
We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified.
Please reference “Error Code 2121” when contacting customer service.
No consensus yet.
There are no critic reviews yet for Absolution. Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates!
This unusual drama is from 1979 but it waited nine years to be released, in 1988, long after the main character's (Richard Burton) death... some critics say with a reason... not a favourite one of most of them! Directed by Anthony Page and written by playwright Anthony Shaffer the film stars Richard Burton and the story builds up around two Catholic boarding school students (Dominic Guard and Dai Bradley) who decide to start a carefully calculated campaign to drive their hated headmaster (Richard Burton) insane. They start these confessions of most bizarre sins and enjoy recite them in the Confessional to the priest. But their little little game gets wildly out of hand, when a man, Blakey (Billy Connolly), was murdered by one of the boys... and priest's life is spiraling out of control.
I am a fan of Richard Burton, and I admit that I never heard of this movie before! It was a surprise for me, but not actually a negative one. Richard Burton's style is maybe a little bit too intense and powerful in this case for a screenplay originally written for a stage play but it was a much better choice than Christopher Lee who was considered for the lead before Burton agreed to it.
Nothing special, but still watchable.
There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.