A movie review written by Lee Sonogan
2hr10mins (1999) Adventure, Comedy Drama
I always thought the phrase, “I laughed until I cried,” was just an oxymoron. Until it happened to me. I watched Dogma: the funniest movie I have ever seen. The movie seemed designed specifically for my warped sense of humor. It was an incredible mesh of the high-brow and the low-brow. – Zorro-3 (IMDB – 10/10)
From the mind of Kevin Smith, this might just be the best Jay and Silent Bob movie. Going beyond what is expected, they use religion and supernatural themes to implement well-timed jokes. The cast is stacked including cameo appearances in random scenes. Rewatching this recently, it is as good as the first time around!
Linda Fiorentino plays the main character who has done hardly anything in the last twenty years even though her acting makes this movie. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck play arch angels fulfilling the antagonists well written. Chris Rock joins the crew as Jesus’s 13th apostle plus Alan Rickman as Metatron gives you the skinny in the most exciting ways possible. All performances are highly underrated on the silver screen!
Overall the screenplay is terrific as a modern force made over twenty years ago now. Allowing goofy and wholesome moments with some brutality, I recommend it to most looking for a new comedy. It is unpredictable enough where you shall ask why have I not consumed this before? A final statement is it succumbs to its own Dogma good and bad.
“Dogma” isn’t the kind of comedy that most people will find themselves holding onto their guts during. It’s more the second-long “ha!” kind of comedy. – Movie_Muse_Reviews – (IMDB – 6/10)