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First Reformed

First Reformed is a movie starring Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, and Cedric the Entertainer. A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a...

Other Titles
Tamashii no yukue, El reverendo (First Reformed), El reverendo, Pierwszy reformowany, Iskušenik, Fé Corrompida, First Reformed - La creazione a rischio, Ακρότητες, A hitehagyott, Sur le chemin de la rédemption, 魂のゆくえ, İlk Reform Yapılan, No Coração da Escuridão, 牧師的最後誘惑
Running Time
1 hours 53 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Paul Schrader
Paul Schrader
Cedric the Entertainer, Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Victoria Hill
UK, Australia, USA
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A lonely and depressed pastor of a small historical church, Ernst, suffers from extreme ptsd and guilt after a parishoner's spouse takes his own life. This suicide is a trigger point for Ernst as it brings back painful and regretful memories of his own son. He soon spirals out of control.

Comments about thriller «First Reformed» (17)

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Joe Snyder

I thought this was a very good movie. This is the type of movie that will be remembered. The story is a good one. I liked the acting and the suspense was great. I thought the ending was good, too. I also liked the music score. I'm sorry if it's not my style of music. But I think it was good. I think the story is good, the acting was good, the suspense was good, and the music score was great. This movie will be remembered for a long time. I give it an 8/10.

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Patrick Weaver

When you think about it, the movie was on the same level as the book, if not better. The characters were more fleshed out, and the story was tighter. The actors were more believable. The romance between Mac and Alexis was beautifully done. The movie was more believable and romantic. I've always loved this movie, even though I'm not a fan of the book. This movie makes it all worth watching.

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I had the chance to view this film at the 1999 San Diego International Film Festival. The first question I asked the film maker was how he had obtained his actors. He replied that all the actors were excellent. He said they all had acted in a lot of high profile films. He then went into what he hoped the audience would see in this film. He said it would be about a man who has a problem with his world. He is searching for a meaning to his life, and there are parts in this film which show him reflecting on his life and its purpose. This film was highly entertaining. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the movie genre. This film was very well made. I do not understand why this film is not more popular. It should be popular because it is a very good movie.

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Jason B.

This was an interesting movie. It had the best actors and the best acting in the movie. It wasn't the best movie in the world, but it was better than most. The story was a little odd, but the acting was great and the story was intriguing. The story was the reason I watched it, but I enjoyed the movie. The movie didn't have the best ending, but it had a great ending. The ending was good. I didn't like the ending because it was a little twisty. It was one of the better endings I've ever seen. I think it's a good ending, but I didn't like it. I'm not a big fan of twist endings, but I thought the ending was good. I gave this movie an 8/10. If you enjoy good movies, then watch this movie.

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Dylan Lewis

I have watched this movie 2 times now and I'm still shocked by the characters and how they all are connected. I think the acting is fine and the plot is outstanding. I think it could have been better done. I felt the script could have been written more. The characters were not likeable. I think it would have been better if they were different. I feel it was more like a drama than a thriller. It was a little bit slow at times. I think they could have added more of the thriller element. I did like the movie overall and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys drama.

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John G.

I just read the reviews here and they are all pretty good. It is interesting to see the critics criticize this movie, and this movie in particular. But I'm not sure what the big deal is. Let's try to understand what critics are saying. "It was boring. It was predictable. It was silly." Why? What are you watching? Is the movie silly or boring? If it is silly, then we can't be talking about a great movie. If it is predictable, then it will be a movie that you will forget after a couple of minutes, and this movie is a perfect example of this. This movie has many problems, but I would like to say that it is NOT a BAD movie. This is a movie that we can watch a second time, a third time, and even a fourth time, and maybe even a fifth. I like a good mystery, I like a mystery with a twist, I like a mystery that has a twist in the end. And this movie has a twist in the end, I liked it, and I liked the twist in the end. If you are like me, you'll say: "I enjoyed it". That's great, but in my opinion it is also a bad movie. Why is that? A movie that has a twist, that we don't expect in the beginning, will not be too surprising at the end. For example, the twist in the end is predictable, but the movie as a whole is not. If I was to sum it up, I would say: This is a good movie that can be enjoyed again and again. If you haven't seen it, watch it again, and again, and again. It is good, and you can watch it a second time, and again, and again. And even again.

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In the back ground of the world where the great powers of the world are being drawn into the final conflict, the powerful character of Adolph Hitler rises out of his grave and threatens to launch a new world war. Some people in Hollywood are already tired of the Nazi stuff, and will throw a few Jewish people in the mix to get laughs, and more importantly, to draw in the young audience. That's fine, but what I enjoyed most about this movie is that it takes a different approach. The acting was great, the story was engaging, and the direction was great. This movie is not perfect, but it's much better than the average Hollywood flick.

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It was like watching a new "Jaws" movie. I had been waiting for this movie for a long time. I had heard about it for years, but never got around to seeing it. I saw it today, and was pleasantly surprised. I am a fan of the original "Jaws", and was looking forward to this remake. The movie is not perfect, but it is well done. I am sure that there will be some people who do not like it, but for me it was a good film. The actors were great, and the story was great. I think that people who have not seen the original "Jaws" movie will be surprised at how good this movie is. I think that the movie is a good way to start a new era of movies. I would recommend this movie to anyone, but I would not recommend it to children under 10. I think that it is a good movie, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Timothy M.

I first watched this movie in the late 90s, and I'm sure it is now my favorite film. I especially like the acting of the characters. I have a long-standing interest in the occult, and I think the idea of a film about the occult is intriguing. The camera-work is very good. I particularly liked the use of close-ups, to really get the feelings of the characters. There is also some fantastic use of music, from the very beginning to the end of the movie. I'm not really sure what all the fuss is about this film, but if you like this film, then there are some other movies that are much better.

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Dennis B.

The film follows the lives of three sisters as they embark on a journey to recover their memories and solve the mystery behind a crime that they committed. It is one of the most inventive and original pieces of work that I have seen in quite a while. While it may not have the polish of other recent films that have come out this year, it does have the sense of fun and whimsy that is common in a lot of the films I see. While I do not enjoy "Darkest Hour" the same way that I do "Logan Lucky," I found that the film's plot felt very fresh and entertaining. While I think that the first half of the film was a bit too long, it felt like it was trying to cram too much information into the plot. It was definitely more focused on the sister's characters, which are the main characters. The second half of the film, however, kept me on the edge of my seat as the cast members met various obstacles in their quest to get their memories back. While I did not enjoy the fact that the main female character, Audrey, spent so much time learning and explaining the mystery, I did enjoy the fact that the film's second half focused on the romance between the three sisters. The movie is a great way to spend an evening. While it may not have a true plot, it is a great way to spend an evening. The cast members all do a great job in their roles and the suspense of the plot does not disappoint. While the plot may be a bit slow, the film is not without a certain amount of fun. Overall, I would definitely recommend this film to anyone looking for a different type of movie. If you like a movie that will keep you guessing the entire time and keeps you guessing until the very end, then I would highly recommend "Romeo + Juliet."

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Amber C.

The story of this movie is a slow-burned piece of thought provoking narrative that will leave you thinking about it for days. The characters are interesting enough to keep you watching, but the story feels like it is dragging on for too long. I was hoping it would get better or at least become something good, but it just got worse. It's worth a look if you have time to waste. It's worth giving a second look to see if the same feeling comes back. For a feature length film, it isn't bad at all. It's not much to look at, but it's not bad at all.

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Michael Gibson

THE DAILY HILLS (2006) * Kristin Scott Thomas, Nick Offerman, Ben Schwartz, Louis Garrel. Stunning drama that embraces the strange, the demented, and the grotesque, elevating all genres to levels not even TWILIGHT (2011) achieved. Thomas is Aunty Millie (intriguing in the role of a haughty, charming and frustrated little girl), who is on her way to a prom but has a sudden, tragic accident at the scene of the prom. It is clear that Millie has some kind of supernatural ability to see dead people, as she can see the dead walking around and being filmed. Most people think that Millie has special powers because she lives in a creepy house, which is actually a fake horror movie set. As the months go on, her powers continue to grow and are discovered to be a "miracle" which causes her to get a second chance at life. Roberts is a psychotic medical student who sees her dead body in the bathroom and decides to blackmail Millie to help her find her dead husband. Before you can say "Halloween", Millie is fighting to stay alive and sees that the only way to do that is to be in an insane asylum. When a movie like THIS hits, you can bet it's going to be weird, scarily compelling and terrifying, and it's a good thing that the author/director/producer/star/writer/whatever has a good grasp on the genre as he or she is able to get a lot of things right in THE DAILY HILLS. Thomas is simply amazing and it's hard to believe that she can be such a minor role when the cast is so good. The most compelling part of THE DAILY HILLS is the incredible performance from Thomas. The movie is so engrossing that you could have a conversation about it with the movie-goers around you. I must admit that I was a bit disappointed that the movie went on for so long, but it's a good movie and the actors do a great job. 9/10

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The beginning of this movie was really slow and boring. The acting was not good. The story was not good. The actors were not convincing. I was hoping for more action in this movie. I was hoping for the movie to end before I left the theater. The ending was so unsatisfying. I really wanted to know what happened to the characters and I was not satisfied. The ending was disappointing. I do not recommend this movie.

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Rachel Hall

I was really excited to see this movie, and I'm glad I did. It was a very good movie, and it was very well made. The plot was very good, and the acting was very good. The only thing that I didn't like about the movie was the ending, but it was not too bad. I would recommend this movie to anyone, and I would give it an 8/10.

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Mark E.

The book is probably the best, or at least one of the best I've read, but this film is what it is. Again, there is the possibility of a better film (which I'm sure is what I'm being given, but this one is more of an action film than a mystery), but I really liked this one. It has a good mystery angle, the story is simple enough, and they keep the story moving very well. I especially liked the use of flashbacks. The film is somewhat predictable, but I found the movie more or less interesting. It's just that some parts are very hard to get into, but the film keeps you interested. The acting is good all around, but I especially liked the actor playing Elijah. He was very convincing, and the way he acted throughout the film was very interesting. I would have liked a bit more story, but I was getting quite bored by the end. The ending is a bit of a letdown, but it doesn't ruin the film. It's better than the film I've read, and I enjoyed it. I think this film is quite entertaining. 8/10

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Nathan Cox

The movie has a good story, some good acting and the actors are good, and I was really impressed with the cast. It was interesting and the story kept me interested the whole time. I liked the ending very much, but I didn't like the movie that much, because it was just too predictable. It's a good movie, but it's not a great movie. I recommend it, but it's not a great movie.

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Juan L.

The film is a good one and I think the actors did a good job. The story was well done and the characters were well played. The characters are all likable and the film was good at making you feel sorry for them. I would recommend it to anyone who likes the thriller genre. I give it a 8 out of 10.