Pilgrimage (2017)

Ireland, 1209. A small group of monks begin a reluctant pilgrimage across an island torn between centuries of tribal warfare and the growing power of Norman invaders. As they escort their monastery's holiest relic to Rome, the true… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 11, 2017
DVD Release Date: August 11, 2017
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Katie Walsh
Los Angeles Times

For all its bloody and violent genre trappings, "Pilgrimage" is a gorgeously shot film that carefully renders the details of this fascinating historical period.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

It's an odd mixture of Sunday church and comics that probably should have chosen one or the other.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

At just over 90 minutes, this is far more an edge-of-your-seat genre flick than the moody period piece it may look like from far. We'll call this one a medieval Mad Max.

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Glenn Kenny

It's interesting as far as it goes, but you wish it would have gone farther.

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Ken Jaworowski
New York Times

Here the filmmakers take a chance and turn a strange-seeming premise into a fast-moving tale.

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Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald

Pilgrimage remains a relatively suspenseless, emotionally uninvested Christian tale rife with orchestrated bloodshed of the sort that HBO would reject for visceral quality assurance purposes.

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Inkoo Kang

As a bloody spectacle, the feature steadily builds in novelty and suspense to a queasily rousing final fight. As a meditation on the possible merits of such brutality, however, it's facile and self-satisfied.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Those with limited interest in chain-mail sheaths and theology should prepare to be as bored as I was.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Brendan Muldowney directs this historical dirge, which is plagued by snooze-inducing seriousness, a dutiful reliance on genre chestnuts, and an overall lack of excitement. Game of Thrones this most certainly is not.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Chrisanne Chin
Set in the 13th century, Pilgrimage is about a group of monks who have to carry a powerful relic across Ireland to be sent to the Pope. Boasting of beautiful… More