I really need to re-watch this.
'Calvary' is ultimately a disappointing venture, but not one without its merits. The film does allow for an amazing performance from Brendan Gleeson, and it was a much more serious film than I was expecting going in.
During that time Father James tries to right the wrongs of his parish members, in hopes of leaving the world in peace. All the while we are left trying to work out who it is that will be killing him.
Quite a lovely tale really, with interesting flawed characters just trying to make it in a world that is much too cruel and corrupt.
The final revelation is really quite sad, but only because we become so entangled in the lives of these people in the small Irish town.
The acting is superb, and the comedy is dark....very dark.
So, it seems that Martin is not the only one in the McDonagh family able of making great movies (and also very bad to be honest). Glad to have watched this very nice movie yesterday night, an in between a black comedy and a drama, perfectly mixed together.