An honest and good-hearted priest (Brendan Gleeson) wrestles with a cynical, spiteful community after he receives a death threat from an unknown parishioner.



“Brilliant! A series of profound dialogues beautifully assembled.”

“Made the point!”

“Oddly compelling and gripping”

“So very sad. Excellent portrayal of a very real problem and how it touches so many people.”

“This excellent ensemble drama had plenty of light and dark moments that made it compelling throughout. It excelled as a theological parable, with standout performances from Chris O’Dowd and Brendan Gleeson.”

“Fr. James was a sympathetic character but sometimes puzzling – and there was so much I couldn’t follow.”

“All the characters deftly danced around the Gleeson character. Another disturbed Irishman AND who killed the dog?”

“So who did kill the dog then?”

“Powerful performances from an ensemble cast plus the magnificent Sligo backdrop”

“Beautiful cinematography”

“Nice atmospheric views of Sligo!”

“What a screwball lot – but don’t forget, sin on Friday, confess on Saturday with a few Hail Marys and all will be OK!”


A:25, B:8, C:2, D:1, E:0 to give 90%