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Paradise: Faith Reviews

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October 14, 2016
A dark humour simmers under the bleak dogme style, with fleeting glimpses of the beauty in nature providing relief from the dingy, hard-lined 70s interiors.
April 12, 2016
As a scalding film experience about modern womanhood and its discontents, it has no peer this year.
March 27, 2014
The work of a master. This just isn't his masterpiece.
February 16, 2014
Holy Hun exorcises demons in Born Again sequel!
| Original Score: 3.5/4
January 10, 2014
Comes from an intolerably smug and cynical place.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
August 27, 2013
Much like his fellow Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, Seidl knows how to keep his audience captivated while rattling us with a discomfiting precision.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 27, 2013
As a vision of exploitation, it's almost insultingly simple, but Seidl deepens it with a story that respects the human neediness of his heroine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 23, 2013
Scenes are dramatic without a hint of melodrama, so when a flash of intensity does occur, it does so out of nowhere and registers even more powerfully.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2013
Now, here's the trilogy's second installment, in which the jolly Austrian makes it clear that women of a certain age do not have his permission to overdo it with religion, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 22, 2013
Like it or not, "Paradise: Faith" sticks in your head.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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August 22, 2013
A brutal, unflinching, anxiety-inducing, almost unbearably hard to watch film.
August 22, 2013
With little room to feel for or even understand Anna Maria, "Paradise: Faith" rarely seems more than high art with low intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 22, 2013
There just isn't two hours' worth of movie here, especially considering that Seidl has previously addressed some of the same ideas in his religious documentary Jesus, You Know.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 21, 2013
Using the same script-free approach and mix of pros and first-time actors...that's marked his work so far, it's confrontational, abrasive stuff, both in form and content.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 21, 2013
Solid characters in a transgressive look at the virtue of Faith
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 21, 2013
It's hard to say if Faith works better as part of a whole instead of a triptych's single panel until the trilogy is complete, but the unconverted may find this too much of a cross to bear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 20, 2013
Hofstätter's performance comes off as an unselfconscious tour de force, painfully real and culturally lost.
August 19, 2013
Ulrich Seidl is back on home turf in Austria with Paradise: Faith, but no less willing to challenge auds with startling imagery, ambiguous morality and ruthless black humor.
August 19, 2013
Austrian iconoclast Ulrich Seidl delivers one of his more challenging tracts in this screwy reflection on religious devotion.
August 19, 2013
Seidl's lack of compassion through all this turns Anna Marie into a kind of sad clown (is that the reason Seidl dedicated the film to Max Linder?).
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