Of Gods and Men


Genres: Drama, History

Review: Of Gods and Men

What our critics thought of Of Gods and Men

Christy Lemire
The tension builds steadily, and the members of the ensemble cast react with recognizable humanity in this frightening situation.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
A really strong, really well put together, intense, B-film in a monk’s habit.

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Of Gods and Men
"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction." So wrote the French philosopher Pascal in the 17th century, and his words are quoted by one of the monks in this solemn and engrossing film. “Of Gods and Men” is based on an event in Algeria in 1996, when eight Trappist monks were taken hostage by terrorists. The film centers on the fact that the monks could easily have evaded this fate but chose not to. …Read Full Review
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times - 03/10/2011