Commandments (1997)

In this dark comedy, Seth Warner (Aidan Quinn) is a good man having a run of bad luck. His pregnant wife disappeared in the ocean during a trip to the beach, a tornado destroyed his house while leaving everything else in the neighborhood… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 2, 1997
DVD Release Date: November 23, 2004
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Carol Buckland

Quinn is excellent as Seth. He's smart, he's sexy, and he lends a special spirit to his square-off with the Lord.

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Michael Dequina

Tries to go both ways with the material, mining the plot for laughs and profound existential drama, but nothing gels on either level.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

This big-city spiritual fantasy makes for a plodding 87 minutes -- though maybe 8.7 of the minutes have something original on their mind.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality & Practice

Explores one grieving man's postgraduate course in moral education.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is one strange movie; it's as if When Harry Met Sally... was directed by Ingmar Bergman.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
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I watched this film expecting not to like it, but watched it anyways because a friend recommended it. It turned out to be surprisingly charming.