Commandments (1997)



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Following the death of his wife, Seth stands atop a tall Manhattan building cursing God when a bolt of lightning strikes him. Seth moves in with his sister and brother-in-law, and after recovering he decides that he will assert his agnosticism by breaking each of the ten commandments.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre: Drama, Faith & Spirituality, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Daniel Taplitz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 23, 2004
MCA Universal Home Video


as Seth Warner

as Rachel Luce

as Harry Luce

as David Ward

as Receptionist

as Melissa Murphy

as Karen Warner

as Rudy Warner

as Detective Mahoney

as Police Chief Warren

as Gordon Bloom

as Scholar

as Bartender

as Mr. Mann

as Mrs. Mann

as Desk Sergeant

as Detective

as Marine Biologist
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Critic Reviews for Commandments

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (13)

This big-city spiritual fantasy makes for a plodding 87 minutes -- though maybe 8.7 of the minutes have something original on their mind.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Entertainment Weekly
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Globe and Mail
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Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | May 2, 1997
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Commandments


Leo L

Super Reviewer

I watched this film expecting not to like it, but watched it anyways because a friend recommended it. It turned out to be surprisingly charming.

FanGirl Browncoat

Super Reviewer

Just could not get into this movie. I know its suppose to have this deeper meaning under its mildly comedic surface, but its just a bit dull little chemistry between the characters. At least the dog is cute in its sad little way.

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