First Reformed (2018)
A pastor of a small church in upstate New York starts to spiral out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife.
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This movie was one of the most disjointed pieces of junk I have ever seen. It made no definite statements about religion, ecology, or any of the other subjects it brought up. It took both sides of every argument it presented, in an extremely pretentious manner.
Sooooo shocked about the outcome of this movie. If not for the ending this movie would've been a contender for one of the best ever made, but Schrader just didn't want/know how to resolve this one. If the runtime was about 10 minutes longer with a more thought-out resolution I would've considered this movie flawless as a character study. Shame. With that said still one of the best movies I've seen this year.
Complete waste of time! 3 out 10 is being generous.
For someone to say Ethan Hawke was born for this role must of lived a pretty morbid life. Yes I'm a fan of Ethan but this film will not be on his list of good films because this movie by no accounts was good.. The pace was horrible. Slow and sluggish. It takes 40 mins. for something to appear and once it does you can end it there nothing else happens.The acting was on par but I didn't see any on screen charisma the characters didn't seem like they meshed well. It could also be the dialogue because when characters star doing things out of character or changing their routines erratically it's hard to relate at all to what your watching. There isn't really much to talk about either with this film the cinematography was avg. Music was a few old hyms and a song written by a conspiracy theorist. There was one scene for special effects and the storyline seemed like it could of went somewhere but the writing was futile and had too many holes. The ending reaffirms my conclusion that this film lacked any mojo, for one whole minute they make you witness the most awkward kiss on screen at the end. All in all I give this a terrible time wasted rating at 3 for 'First Reformed' Ethan can't save this flick don't waste your time attending this funeral.