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Cardinals (2017)




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Movie Info

Years after murdering her neighbour under the guise of drink driving, Valerie returns home from prison to find that the son of the deceased has lingering suspicions


Sheila McCarthy
as Valerie Walker
Katie Boland
as Eleanor Walker
Grace Glowicki
as Zoe Walker
Noah Reid
as Mark Loekner
Peter MacNeill
as Jim Walker
Peter Spence
as Jonah Pastekh
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Critic Reviews for Cardinals

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

Not everything works here - the characters' behavior and reactions don't always ring true - but Cardinals mostly succeeds as an efficient, tight-lipped film that does a lot with a little.

August 30, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Cardinal is the film equivalent of the Southern Ontario Gothic literary genre with its moral decay and realism and the introduction of evil in context of the setting.

October 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Responsibility is the film's watchword, and if you want to know who among the cast and crew is responsible for its quality, the answer is simple; everyone.

September 6, 2018 | Full Review…

There isn't an ounce of fat on Cardinals... Every sequence is in service of the story and themes. Every exceptionally crafted performance is laser focused on the material.

August 30, 2018 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

McCarthy's performance literally IS the film. In a script that clues the audience in on a need-to-know basis, she communicates waves of quiet dignity, pain, love, self-sacrifice and resignation.

August 28, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Despite palpable weight exposing dark horror more atrocious than the known tragedy connecting [them], the characters' ability to make us laugh confirms their authenticity.

June 20, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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