Dogma Reviews

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November 5, 2018
Smith finds exactly the right pitch between the cogent religious referencing required to drive the narrative versus sending most of that religiosity up.
October 18, 2008
It's too bad Smith's trademark humor got in the way, because while the film definitely has its flaws, there's no denying that it also had the ability to serve as an intelligent debate about religion.
July 7, 2008
The true target of the film is not religion but religious dogma ...
March 19, 2008
A lighthearted, determinedly independent romp.
March 19, 2008
A very vulgar pro-faith comedy rather than a sacrilegious goof, Dogma is an extraordinarily uneven film that significant cutting might be able to transform into a playable one.
March 19, 2008
Make no mistake, Kevin Smith's talky, farcical comedy of cosmic errors is clever. But it's clever in a deeply juvenile way.
March 19, 2008
I couldn't care less whether Smith's metaphysical conceits about the war between Good and Evil are those of a devout believer or an atheist. The bottom line is that they're puerile.
August 18, 2007
July 30, 2007
What you hear throughout Dogma, liberally peppered with the usual prankish profanities, is Kevin Smith having a conversation with himself about his faith.
July 14, 2007
Writer-Director Kevin Smith keeps getting better.
April 27, 2007
Dogma is more strained than funny.
April 6, 2006
It's push-the-envelope coarse, thematically ambitious, and -- most dangerously -- self-consciously respectful and thoughtful on matters of faith and religion.
January 26, 2006
Too talky, too fond of in-jokes, too caught up (especially during the dismally weak climax) in its crass comic-strip ethos, and not, finally, as funny, subversive or thought-provoking as it would like to be.
July 16, 2005
At their best, his verbal exercises are pyrotechnical, at worst, logorrheic.
April 9, 2005
It is thoughtful and funny but less than satisfying. Smith took on a bit too much, but I laud the effort.
January 17, 2005
a surprisingly tender and humane movie that seems touchingly confident of God's sense of humor and infinite patience
June 8, 2004
The film takes aim at so many contemporary targets and with such gusto that you fear each time you laugh you might be missing another wonderful line.
June 8, 2004
Jumping on the pre-millennium, end-of-the-world hype, Smith has chosen an opportune time to take a satirical and witty look at the shortcomings of organized religion.
June 8, 2004
Irreverent, but it is hardly sacrilegious.
October 23, 2003
I loved seeing all these great character actors at work, and the discussions are rich and intelligent.
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