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A man must reconcile his religion with a need for justice and closure in this documentary. Tony Comes was a firefighter living in Toledo, OH, with his wife and children. While Comes was a solid family man and had the respect of his fellow firemen, he was hiding a secret that had been haunting him for almost 20 years -- when he was 14 years old, Comes was sexually abused by a Catholic priest, an event that left him with emotional scars that were slow to heal. In 2002, as stories of child sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy were appearing in newspapers across the country, Comes decided… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dick's film puts a human face on a churchwide scandal that sometimes seems too big to comprehend."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Kirby Dick's damning, Oscar- nominated documentary, Twist of Fate, puts a face on the clerical sex scandals rocking the Roman Catholic Church."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Now 34, Tony opens his soul-searching, his home, his private moments with family & children so that the world can see the consequences of those that prey from the pulpit."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"There are scenes in this movie that moved me to tears, it is impossible not to be taken in by Tony's plight."
‑ Jonathan W. Hickman, Entertainment Insiders
"This is heartbreaking stuff, sensitively captured by an insightful and brilliant documentarian."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"It's a demanding film but one filled with important truths about humanity in all its denominations."
‑ Shawn Hubler, Los Angeles Times
"Abuses of power are all the more shocking when the betrayers are expected to be figures of moral integrity."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A remarkable portrait of a courageous man's efforts to put his life back together."
‑ Timothy Knight,
"Like so many true stories, Comes' lacks the clarity and comforting resolution of fiction; it's a morass of accusations and denials that taints and poisons everyone involved."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It daringly uses the medium break down the barriers between the subject and the audience for a topic that lends itself to dark secrecy. It's almost too devastating to watch."
‑ Collin Souter,
"The pain and the contradictions and the ironies are manifold, and Dick...does justice to all."
‑ Ron Stringer, L.A. Weekly
"The child-abuse scandals that rocked the Catholic Church are brought to painfully intimate terms in this engrossing, unnerving documentary."
‑ Gene Seymour, Newsday
"The film is difficult to watch but illuminating as a piece of hard, spare journalism."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"makes a convincing case that suffering in silence would have been much worse"
‑ Mark Athitakis,
"Kirby Dick's emotionally touching documentary, Twist of Faith, explores the relevant, much in the news, issue of sexual abuse by the Catholic Church."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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