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Don Verdean (2015)

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Hired by an ambitious small-town pastor to find sacred relics in the Holy Land, a self-proclaimed Biblical archaeologist comes up short and his attempt to cover up his failure fuels a comic conspiracy from the filmmaking team behind Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre.

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Cast

Sam Rockwell
as Don Verdean
Amy Ryan
as Carol
Danny McBride (IV)
as Tony Lazarus
Will Forte
as Pastor Fontaine
Leslie Bibb
as Joylinda Lazarus
Sky Elobar
as Dr. Stanley
Yaniv Moyal
as Israeli Officer
Jared Shipley
as Lab Tech
Jake Van Wagoner
as Officer Schmidt
Stephen Park
as Poonyen
Logan Rogan
as Tourist
Pete Rockwell
as Antique Store Owner
Harry Bonner
as Security Guard
Brent Hunsaker
as Reporter #1
Nicea DeGering
as Reporter #2
Angel Martinez Cruz
as Dr. Stelios Patrokolis
Justin Chapman
as Helicopter Pilot
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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (16)

I think I chuckled about three times ...

December 12, 2015 | Full Review…

There is little that is worse than satire that tiptoes around its subject, as if risking offense were a sin.

December 11, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

The film employs and immediately squanders the talents of legitimate comedy all-stars Amy Ryan, Danny McBride, Jemaine Clement and Will Forte.

December 11, 2015 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Even with the likes of Amy Ryan and Will Forte providing capable backup, it all grows ancient, fast.

December 10, 2015 | Full Review…

There is a redemptive message in Verdean's eventual downfall but it's mostly lost in a storyline that tries way too hard to be outlandish.

December 10, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

There is an absence of meanness in the Hesses' comic worldview that makes their films almost impossible to dislike.

December 10, 2015 | Full Review…

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