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In spite of its subject matter, the film has a scant feeling for spirituality, which mainly surfaces in the monks' fatalist hymns. Beauvois admires the monks' steadfastness, but doesn't seem to understand it.
For a nation that swears by its Christianity, it amazes me how frugally that righteousness is wielded. ...Beauvois reminds us of those who see their faith as a reason to serve, as a calling to embrace mankind in all its flawed grandeur.
Of Gods and Men can be a little heavy-handed in its storytelling at times, but the confident direction and strong performances ensure it is an absorbing experience, and the beautiful final shot ends the film on a haunting note.
...a movie that made me sad and proud to be human, to belong to a species capable of such cruelty and such kindness, and possessed of the power to choose to love those who hate us, and to die with peace in our hearts as the world burns down.
Breaking up its quiet, contemplative tone with occasional fevered outbursts of activity, Of Gods and Men maintains a tension borne of uncertainty while paying proper respect to the hushed, unhurried lifestyle of the monks.