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Paradise: Faith Reviews

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October 4, 2017
Faith, the second film in the Paradise trilogy, may not be as effective as its predecessor, but its story of a recently converted fundamental Christian woman and her now-handicapped Muslim husband returning after a two-year absence is still quite good.
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.
February 16, 2014
Holy Hun exorcises demons in Born Again sequel!
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Read More | 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 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 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 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 8, 2013
A sober minded and poignant film about the dangers of religious zeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 11, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 8, 2013
Using his signature dark humor, static frames and improvisation, director Seidl takes aim at religious fanaticism in Austria.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 8, 2013
Paradise: Faith is not as strong as the opening picture of this portentous trio of films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 7, 2013
For believers, it'll be an essential tract. Such is its commitment even the sceptical can't help but be impressed through the retching.
July 5, 2013
The second in Austrian filmmaker Seidl's Paradise trilogy (after the blackly comical Love), this religion-themed drama also uses heavy doses of dark humour and irony to put its characters through the wringer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 5, 2013
This is cinema as decathlon - a string of tribulations to sap your stamina and make your ligaments burn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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