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A callous young priest charged with closing down a small-town parish finds his mission unexpectedly interrupted by compassion and human kindness in writer/director/star David Wall's introspective religious drama. Father Jonathan Keene (Wall) is a kind of holy hitman, a priest who travels the country closing down parishes that aren't considered economically viable by the archdioceses. When Father Keene first arrives in a remote village on a mission to shut down the Sacred Heart Chapel, he's simply concerned with getting the job done and moving along; human connections only serve to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

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"An interesting and heartfelt effort."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"There's an air of sincere piety...but it's simply not very good"
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"NoŽlle balances wit and pathos, legalism and relationship, guilt and grace in such a way that will ring true in both your heart and your head this yuletide season"
‑ Brandon Fibbs, Christianity Today
"Obviously a labor of love for all parties involved, Noelle is an engagingly low-key, Christian-skewing indie."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"I had high hopes for "Noelle."Oh, well."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"It's clever, well-acted and almost-but-not-quite edgy."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Catholics upset over 'The Golden Compass' should direct their ire at this film instead."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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