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Pilgrimage (2017)

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Ireland, 1209. A small group of monks begin a reluctant pilgrimage across an island torn between centuries of tribal warfare and the growing power of Norman invaders. As they escort their monastery's holiest relic to Rome, the true value of the bejeweled relic becomes dangerously apparent and their path becomes increasingly fraught with danger.

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Cast

Tom Holland (II)
as The Novice - Brother Diarmuid
Jon Bernthal
as The Mute
Richard Armitage
as Raymond De Merville
John Lynch
as The Herbalist - Brother Ciaran
Stanley Weber
as The Cistercian - Brother Geraldus

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Critic Reviews for Pilgrimage

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (8)

For all its bloody and violent genre trappings, "Pilgrimage" is a gorgeously shot film that carefully renders the details of this fascinating historical period.

August 11, 2017 | Full Review…

It's interesting as far as it goes, but you wish it would have gone farther.

August 11, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

As a bloody spectacle, the feature steadily builds in novelty and suspense to a queasily rousing final fight. As a meditation on the possible merits of such brutality, however, it's facile and self-satisfied.

August 11, 2017 | Full Review…
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It's an odd mixture of Sunday church and comics that probably should have chosen one or the other.

August 11, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Here the filmmakers take a chance and turn a strange-seeming premise into a fast-moving tale.

August 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Those with limited interest in chain-mail sheaths and theology should prepare to be as bored as I was.

August 10, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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Set in the 13th century, Pilgrimage is about a group of monks who have to carry a powerful relic across Ireland to be sent to the Pope. Boasting of beautiful cinematography, Pilgrimage is brutal and gruesome from the get go. Great casting of some of the best actors, but the director missed an opportunity to deliver the nuances and depth of the dark side of religion corrupted by power.

Chrisanne Chin
Chrisanne Chin

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