Dogma (1999)

The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. In what can only be deemed a comedy parable, two renegade fallen angels attempt to jerry-rig the entire cosmological system --… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 12, 1999
DVD Release Date: May 2, 2000
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Provocative and audacious, Dogma is an uneven but thoughtful religious satire that's both respectful and irreverent.

Todd McCarthy

A very vulgar pro-faith comedy rather than a sacrilegious goof, Dogma is an extraordinarily uneven film that significant cutting might be able to transform into a playable one.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Too talky, too fond of in-jokes, too caught up (especially during the dismally weak climax) in its crass comic-strip ethos, and not, finally, as funny, subversive or thought-provoking as it would like to be.

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Jason Zingale

It's too bad Smith's trademark humor got in the way, because while the film definitely has its flaws, there's no denying that it also had the ability to serve as an intelligent debate about religion.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

I couldn't care less whether Smith's metaphysical conceits about the war between Good and Evil are those of a devout believer or an atheist. The bottom line is that they're puerile.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

A fresh premise gradually turns stale, and jokes that start out lively end up pooped.

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Steve Biodrowski

The true target of the film is not religion but religious dogma ...

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Dogma is more strained than funny.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Thou shalt not stop laughing.


A lighthearted, determinedly independent romp.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
I love the way Smith pokes fun at religion. He just turns stuff around and throws it back at ya'.
Aj V
What an amazing cast! Seriously if you don't see this for any other reason, you will still enjoy it. Who would have thought this group of people would… More
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[img][/img] I love Kevin Smith correction I admire him, but this is without any doubt Kevin… More
Tim Salmons
Kevin Smith followed his indie success Chasing Amy with Dogma, a chance to not only take a stab at Christianity, but also to honor it. The film really stands… More
Joshua Wilburn
It's really hard to satire religion yet stay respectful of the religion. But this film does it. Kevin Smith is one of my favorite comedic… More
Graham Jones
Smith's smartest film is a highly imaginative tale.