Watch: Dogma 1999 123movies, Full Movie Online – An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is enlisted to prevent two angels from reentering Heaven and thus undoing the fabric of the universe. Along the way, she is aided by two prophets, Jay and Silent Bob. With the help of Rufus, the 13th Apostle, they must stop those who stand in their way and prevent the angels from entering Heaven..
Plot: The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. Angels, demons, apostles and prophets (of a sort) walk among the cynics and innocents of America and duke it out for the fate of humankind.
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I didn’t know it at the time, but watching _Mallrats_ on VHS as a kid was my first foray into View Askew, but it wasn’t until _Dogma_ that I realised there was something bigger and better I could latch on to with Kevin Smith at the helm.
_Final rating:★★★½ – I really liked it. Would strongly recommend you give it your time._
I bought this as a DVD years ago assuming it was some kind of drama or thriller a la The DaVinci Code. Turns out it is a comedy – well, almost a farce it seems. As an atheist I am okay with mocking organized religion, but he plethora of blasphemy might be too much for some viewers.
There were a few plot holes that jumped out at me, but they were forgivable in this type of comedy. With a wink and a nod, they cast edgy comedian and atheist George Carlin as a big time evangelist or bishop or something.
It seemed to take a while for the various pieces of plot to merge together, unless it was just me being thick. The movie has some laughs and is well written in places. Alan Rickman looks like he is having fun, which meant that I did too when he was on screen. So yeah, it was a fun watch mostly, but on the other hand, I gave away the DVD, so there’s that.
A winner on many counts
It is not often that you get to see a group of stars that you like in a funny movie that also makes some interesting points.
Matt Damon (The Bourne Ultimatum ), Linda Fiorentino (Unforgettable). Severus Snape, Jay and Silent Bob, Salma Hayek (Frida), George Carlin, and, of course, God (Alanis Morissette), all join to make this irreverent and funny movie.
The premise is so interesting, and the fact that it is set in New Jersey is so appropriate, whether intentional or not. As a recovering Catholic, I remember the teaching of the church that I could basically sin all I want, but if I repent at the end, I will be saved and go to heaven. New Jersey is reputedly the home of many undesirable criminals with vowels on the ends of their names – maybe some of them even relatives of mine – and I know they are predominately Catholic. I am sure they are counting on this “escape clause,” just as Loki and Bartleby were counting on the same thing.
Yes, while I was laughing, I was also carefully looking at the images N/A and listening to the lines. There is a wealth of material in this movie and it was thoroughly enjoyable.
One to see again and again.
simply fabulous–kevin smith rocks!
While both funny and frightening, this film is more than just a comedy with gratuitous violence and (bad)-language. It’s a theological reflection…and a call to the Church to focus on things that matter (like living life to the fullest, helping those in need, honoring and respecting all, expecting respect in return) rather than those that don’t (like…well, dogma [doctrines/church laws] or any belief that causes us to “draw a line in the sand,” condemning to hell or perdition any who disagree with us). As I watched it (the first and all subsequent times), I felt sure that the movie was written by someone who really loves his church — but is smart and aware enough to recognize its shortcomings, its blindspots, even its failures and hypocrisies. Rather than simply leaving or ignoring or dismissing it, Smith chooses to enter into dialogue with it, using the potent medium of film to do so. One can only hope that the church–not just Roman Catholic but all branches of it– takes him up on his call to conversation.
Not to be missed in the film, on a lighter note, are the introductory disclaimer and the “Thank Yous” at the end. Smith thanks Elaine Pagels, for God’s sake — who knew anyone in Hollywood read contemporary, feminist theology? What a welcome revelation….
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 10 min (130 min)
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Director Kevin Smith
Writer Kevin Smith
Actors Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino
Country United States
Awards 8 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length (8 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35 (common-top)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)