First Reformed (2017)

Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence.

Genres: Drama | Thriller

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 18 May 2018 (USA)

Filming Locations: New York, USA

Director: Paul Schrader

Writer: Paul Schrader

Stars: Amanda Seyfried,  Ethan Hawke,  Cedric the Entertainer

Review Scores

  • IMDb Rating - 6
  • Metacritics - 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes - 10
  • Wants to see - 9