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Dogma Reviews

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January 1, 2000
The problems with Dogma are that it's uneven, overlong, and occasionally uninteresting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 19, 2008
A very vulgar pro-faith comedy rather than a sacrilegious goof, Dogma is an extraordinarily uneven film that significant cutting might be able to transform into a playable one.
March 19, 2008
I couldn't care less whether Smith's metaphysical conceits about the war between Good and Evil are those of a devout believer or an atheist. The bottom line is that they're puerile.
January 26, 2006
Too talky, too fond of in-jokes, too caught up (especially during the dismally weak climax) in its crass comic-strip ethos, and not, finally, as funny, subversive or thought-provoking as it would like to be.
January 1, 2000
To take this film seriously is a big mistake, which is why I have no sympathy for protesters of this film.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 1, 2000
The longer the film goes on, the less funny it gets.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
It's a dud.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
January 1, 2000
Once the ball is put in play, the viewer must endure a flat second half, indulging torturously static explanations delivered by characters so garrulous they make those of Eric Rohmer seem as tight-lipped as Silent Bob.
January 1, 2000
The movie simply demonstrates the limitations of Smith's vision and humorous abilities, rather than any satirical prowess.
January 1, 2000
The result is a mish-mash of tones in which such absurdities as singer Alanis Morissette's appearance as God undercut any emotional responses you might have to the climaxes involving Bartleby and Bethany.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
The fact that it has a great, intriguing premise only stimulates my dislike -- it promises great things, and never delivers the goods.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
A mixed bag.
March 8, 2002
Turns into a waste of time about a fourth of the way through.
Full Review | Original Score: short
January 1, 2000
Dogma is not supposed to be taken seriously, which is as it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Kevin Smith needs to reign in some of the effects he uses simply for generating cheap laughs in favor of a more focused narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 8, 2002
Smith isn’t content merely to promote his own generic “faith”; he has to tell us, again and again, what’s wrong with orthodox Catholic belief.
Full Review | Original Score: F
December 2, 2002
As an ambitious and overreaching break with Smith's provincial milieu Dogma is a failed experiment, but a noble failure.
January 1, 2000
We were amazed that anyone, in the name of defending Catholicism or faith in general, would go through all the trouble of prosecuting a movie that hardly puts out enough substance to be funny, let alone offensive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Kevin Smith's religious satire alternates between moments of brilliance and painful sections that just don't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Dogma should be offensive to anyone who expects more from a movie than two hours of a filmmaker's musings on every religious notion that ever came into his head.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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