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

Forty-six year old Reverend Ernst Toller is the pastor at the historic First Reformed Church in upstate New York. It is seen as the "tourist" church or the "souvenir shop" (its historical significance partly it being a stop on the underground railroad before the slaves crossed into Canada) by Abundant Life, which owns the church and which operates a modern self-named five thousand seat church overseen by Reverend Joel Jeffers. First Reformed is celebrating its two hundred fiftieth anniversary this year, for which a major event is planned, modest in size only at First Reformed itself although the dignitaries like the governor and mayor will be at attendance there, while the event will be simulcast at Abundant Life. Most of the speech-making will be done by local industrialist Ed Balq, a major benefactor of Abundant Life and who is the major donor for the necessary upgrades at First Reformed to be able to hold the event there, and for the event itself, while Toller's participation will be minimal beyond the introductory sermon. First Reformed is generally a sparsely attended church meaning that Toller doesn't have to do much direct ministering, although he does have the stock answers when asked how God factors into this or that situation in one's life. Toller himself has long been divorced, his marriage which could not survive the death of their son, Joseph, in war. Because of that history, Toller believes he is incapable of human love, despite a brief relationship with Esther, the choir mistress at Abundant Life, she who is arguably still in love with him. Toller is neglecting the warning signs about his poor health, the symptoms pointing to a probable diagnosis of stomach cancer, which is only exacerbated by his largely liquid (i.e. alcohol) diet. Toller is already examining his life and work in writing a daily journal for a year, that journal which he intends no one ever to read, but these issues in Toller's life become more pointed when a new pregnant congregant, Mary, asks him to speak to her husband Michael, who Toller will learn is an environmentalist concerned about bringing another human life into what he already sees as a world doomed because of man's role in climate change.

Comments about drama «First Reformed» (22)

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Ashley S.

This film is a masterpiece. I can't understand how anyone could find fault with it. Everything about this film is brilliant. The acting is superb, the story is gripping, and the directing is a joy to behold. The film is entirely believable and that's what really matters. You could not get a better performance out of any actor, and I think this is the first time I've seen any actor in a film do a better job than Michael Keaton in the wonderful "Shrek". I've always enjoyed watching Michael Keaton in films, but this film is his best. His performance is as powerful and believable as his previous performance in "Clueless". There is nothing to fault in the film, and there is nothing to be proud of. I'm not a huge fan of "spy thrillers", but this is a great film that you can watch over and over again. I rate this film a 10/10.

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I can't say I'm a fan of the genre but I was entertained with this movie. The story was great and was interesting from start to finish. It was definitely a movie worth seeing. I've seen this movie several times since it was released and still enjoy it.

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Bruce Hamilton

This is the movie to see if you are looking for something deeper, and more meaningful. The acting is fantastic and you will be hooked from the beginning. This is a movie that is not to be missed.

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Nancy Wells

This is an extremely well done movie. The director, who I've never seen before, created a story that was simple but effective. I don't know how he did it, but I know he did it. The acting was good, and the story was intriguing. The film is very real. The director, writer and actors all came from a church where the word "Reformed" was very important. They had an insight into the message of the Bible. And they were not afraid to show that in their films. I know I'm not going to win any awards for this, but I'll give it a 10.

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Craig D.

I've seen many horror films, but this one has stuck with me. I watched it again recently and it's still good. I loved the story and the characters. I feel like I've known each character from the start. This is not a horror film, it's a love story. I was crying in the end. The way they left the characters for us to find out was brilliant. I was left wanting more. I love how they left a lot of things unexplained, but I was still left wanting more. I also loved the ending. I wanted to see how it would end, but I didn't want to know the answer. I also love how it dealt with religion. I love how the characters were made from different races and I feel that was a great touch. This film is a must see!

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This is a must-see for anyone who likes to be shocked! This is a very good movie with a very good story. I think this movie will be a good family movie. It is so easy to get caught up in this movie. It is very good in my opinion! This is the movie that will make you feel like a detective!

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The movie is in the movie format. There is no space for the actors. They are all one and the same person. I found it a very interesting and realistic movie. I liked it very much. I thought it was a very good movie. The actors did a good job, but they are the only thing that made this movie special.

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Jeremy Sanchez

It's a great story. The acting is superb. This movie has more depth than most of the other mainstream movies. I feel like I'm in the movie. The story is very moving and touching. I recommend it to everyone.

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Nicholas Matthews

This movie is a perfect example of how good movies are made. The acting is outstanding, the story is gripping, and the directing is brilliant. I cannot recommend this movie highly enough. It is a true masterpiece. I will watch it over and over again.

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Paul F.

This is the best film I've seen in a long time. I would suggest this to anyone who is interested in seeing a movie that takes the time to focus on characters rather than action. This movie is like a first draft of a script that could have been so much more. I'm sure there are many people who will be disturbed by the use of this type of language. If you don't like the language, then don't see this movie. I suggest this film to everyone.

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Dorothy M.

The movie starts off slow, as in "The Shining" but once it gets going it gets better and better. The idea of the movie is that they will try to figure out the meaning behind the movie. The film also gives you hints to the meaning of the movie and also explains what the characters were doing. I also liked how they were using the rock music in the movie. The movie has a lot of great actors and actresses. They all played their roles well. The movie is very suspenseful and the ending is very well done. This is a great movie that should be watched by all.

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I don't know why I waited so long to see this movie, it was absolutely stunning! I was so scared that I was too scared to watch it. I wasn't. It made me so afraid. I've never been scared in my life. I was totally and utterly amazed by this movie. There are some things that I thought were a little odd, but the movie is so well done that it is almost impossible to notice. The acting is superb, and I just want to say thank you to the cast and crew of this movie for a job well done. I loved this movie so much, I don't think I can ever go back to watching the old movies again. This movie is the best movie ever made. I recommend this movie to everyone. I think it's a must see for everyone. I give this movie a 10/10. I give it a 10/10.

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This is a very good film, with a good story, and a great ending. This is one of the most suspenseful films I have ever seen, and it keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. This film is very disturbing, and if you have a weak stomach, don't watch it. The film is really great, and you don't have to be Christian to enjoy it. I highly recommend this film. * out of *

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Megan D.

I think this movie is an excellent movie that was done well. It's a very simple story, but the ending was very very sad. The best part of the movie was the final scene. I didn't expect the ending to be as sad as it was, but I was shocked by it. I recommend this movie to anyone that likes a good movie.

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Jean W.

It is a rare find to find a film that is not only compelling, but also engaging and enlightening. This is such a film. I saw it with a group of friends, and I think we all enjoyed it. The performances were very good. There was a lot of tension and drama, and it was very well done. I enjoyed it, and I think it is one of those movies that you have to see multiple times to really get it. The end of the film is quite hard to believe, but the rest of the movie is very entertaining. The camera work and editing was great. I recommend this film to anyone who enjoys the drama and mystery genre.

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This is a movie that goes beyond the limits of the genre. It's a story about two people who are caught up in a situation that is more complex than the plot itself, and that is the only thing that gives it a little more depth. When you watch this movie you'll see something that is hard to find in any other film. This is a movie that is very real and you'll know it's true when you watch it. It's a very well written movie, that has a very good story, and it will make you think about what is really happening in our world. I've never seen a movie that is more real, and I think it is important to watch this movie. It is also very well acted, and it has a great story. I really liked the way that it was directed and it is a really good movie. I really recommend this movie. It is definitely worth watching.

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Emily Moreno

I remember when I first saw the trailer for this movie and thought it sounded like a really good thriller. I was right. After that I got hooked on it, and it is one of my favorite movies. I like it because it's not only a thriller but also an emotional drama. It has good acting, and the ending is really nice. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys a good movie. It's definitely not a movie for the weak of stomach, but it's not the movie to watch if you are a nervous person.

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I watched this film after having read the book and having some misgivings about how the book was so different to the film. I was right. The book is a long, slow read and there are many scenes that I did not like because they are not in the film. In the book the main characters are just getting to know each other. In the film they are all so fast friends. I was not happy with the ending. I also have some problems with the film being set in the 1980's. I thought it was way too early for the media to have this kind of influence on young people. The film does show a lot of the social problems of the time but that is not what the book is about. I think the film was a good adaptation and did a good job at portraying the novel. I was surprised by the overall quality of the movie. It was a good and entertaining film.

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I love this movie! It has a beautiful script, and it's really well-acted. I have never seen a movie like this before. It's so exciting and I can't wait to watch it again! I've seen the movie three times and I still love it. I have also seen the extended cut version and it's really amazing! I think the actors are perfect for their characters, they do a great job. I hope they make a sequel to this movie. I also really like the music. It is very atmospheric and really makes you feel like you are there. I really recommend this movie to anyone who loves movies and romance. 10/10

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Martha J.

I thought this movie was really good, it kept me on the edge of my seat for the whole movie. I think the acting was very good from the entire cast, especially the leads. The plot was not too original, but it was well put together. The mystery was great, I think the whole thing worked. The ending was awesome, I think this movie had me thinking the whole time. I definitely recommend this movie to anyone who loves a good thriller/mystery movie. 10/10

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Benjamin M.

This movie was really good, and I liked the ending. I think that it was a bit predictable, but it was interesting to see the relationship between the characters. I think that the movie did not have too much violence, but it was realistic and cool. I really liked the "real" ending. I think that it was a great movie, and I will see it again. It was good, and I like it. This movie was really good, and I liked the ending.

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Rebecca P.

This is a movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. As the movie progresses you start to realize that the killer is not just a random person. The movie keeps you guessing right to the very end. The movie starts out with the killer coming to the church where the pastor is having a meeting. He has a gun and then they show him the gun. After that he is shown a few times, then he is shown again and again. Eventually he gets to the point where he has everything figured out. The movie is a classic thriller and has a great ending. The movie is based on a true story and has a great ending. The movie has great acting and writing. The movie is great and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.