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Aug 01, 2014

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Dec 09, 2014

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John Michael McDonagh


Brendan Gleeson
Chris O’Dowd
Kelly Reilly


2014 Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Still shot from the movie: Calvary.

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


A priest hears all kinds of things during confession but this is a new one for Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson). The stranger on the other side of the dark screen tells the man of God he wants to kill him.

Content Details

Why Is Calvary Rated R?

Calvary is rated R for sexual references, language, brief strong violence and some drug use.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Calvary...

This additional information about the movie's content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

- Frequent non-graphic violence.
- Brief explicit violence.
- Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and gun violence (some involving animals) with some blood and detail shown.
- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner, with detail, blood and tissue damage.
- Infrequent, detailed descriptions of sexual assault involving children.
- Some grotesque images.
- Occasional upsetting or disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Embracing and kissing.

Approximately 35 instances of coarse language including
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual context.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang, vulgar expressions, cursing, and sexual references.
- Slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Two scenes of drug use involving marijuana and cocaine.
- Alcohol abuse.
- Tobacco use.

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Brendan Gleeson can also be seen as Alastor ‘Mad-Eye’ Moody in the Harry Potter franchise. Irish actor Chris O’Dowd puts in an appearance in Thor: The Dark World. And Kelly Reilly has roles in Heaven is for Real and Flight.

Some of the challenges of serving as a clergyman are depicted in Diary of a City Priest.

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Home Video Releases for December 9

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Canadian Movie Ratings

14A Violence.
AB 14A Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter.
MB 14A Coarse Language, Disturbing Content, Substance/Alcohol Abuse.
ON 14A Coarse Language, Substance Abuse, Disturbing Content.
QC Not Rated
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of Calvary...

Calvary releases to home video on December 9, 2014.

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