Dogma

1999, Comedy, 2h 15m

127 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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Provocative and audacious, Dogma is an uneven but thoughtful religious satire that's both respectful and irreverent. Read critic reviews

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Two fallen angels who were ejected from paradise find themselves banned in Wisconsin. They are now headed for New Jersey where they find a loophole that can get them back into heaven. The only catch is that it will destroy humanity. A group bands together to stop them.

Cast & Crew

Ben Affleck
Bartleby, Barry
Linda Fiorentino
Bethany Sloane
Matt Damon
Loki, Larry
George Carlin
Cardinal Ignatius
Salma Hayek
Serendipity
Chris Rock
Rufus, the 13th Apostle
Bud Cort
John Doe Jersey, God the Man
Kevin Smith
Silent Bob
Jeff Anderson
Gun Salesman
Dan Etheridge
St. Stephen's Priest
Guinevere Turner
Bus Station Attendant
Barret Hackney
Stygian Triplet
Jared Pfennigwerth
Stygian Triplet
Jonathan Gordon
Executive Producer
Howard Shore
Original Music
Johann Strauß
Non-Original Music
Robert Yeoman
Cinematographer
Scott Mosier
Film Editor
Kevin Smith
Film Editor
Robert Holtzman
Production Designer
Elise G. Viola
Art Direction
Diana Stoughton
Set Decoration
Abigail Murray
Costume Designer
Jeannee Josefczyk
Key Makeup Artist
Rachel Kick
Makeup Artist
Taylor Knight
Hair Stylist
Jeffrey A. Rubis
Key Hair Stylist
Susan McNamara
Production Manager
James Alan Hensz
First Assistant Director
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  • Mar 09, 2015
    I didn't know it at the time, but watching Mallrats on VHS as a kid was my first foray into View Askew, but it wasn't until Dogma that I realised there was something bigger and better I could latch on to with Kevin Smith at the helm.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 29, 2013
    Kevin Smith's religious epic Dogma is a fun and entertaining film that's irreverently hilarious. When two cast out angels discover a loophole that will allow them to re-enter Heaven a disillusioned Catholic is called upon to stop them. An impressive cast has been assembled, and includes Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Alan Rickman, George Carlin, and Chris Rock. Additionally, Smith's writing is pretty sharp, with some witty dialog and clever humor. However, his directing is still rather weak, and the editing is sloppy. Dogma is Kevin Smith's most ambition film yet, and despite the rough edges he succeeds at delivering an incredibly funny adventure.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 27, 2012
    [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] I love Kevin Smith correction I admire him, but this is without any doubt Kevin Smith's worst film. Dogma is overlong, very annoying and despite the usually comedic cast was just plain dull. I think the characters of Jay and Silent Bob are hilarious but the film around them just didn't work. The movie is a sucker for product placement and is essentialy a huge series of recycled jokes. Smith deserves praise for small pieces of inspired black comedy and a radical attempt at being funny without being offensive but it doesn't have any taste or any consistent tone. For about half of the movie it's got characters explaining stuff to the other characters about the plot. There's too much unfunny dialogue and consequently it's just plain boring and not funny at all. I laughed out loud once, and that was seeing Silent Bob fight for a dance at a strip club but apart from that I was very very bored.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 07, 2012
    It's really hard to satire religion yet stay respectful of the religion. But this film does it. Kevin Smith is one of my favorite comedic writter/directors of our time and this film is a perfect example of his art. This is one of the only films I can stand Ben Affleck. Matt Damon should do more comedies like these. And for God sake please make another Jay & Silent Bob film please!!!
    Joshua W Super Reviewer

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