Foreign Film: Of Gods and Men

Of Gods and Men is a French film loosely based on true events of the life of the Cistercian Monks of Tibhirine, Algeria, spanning from 1993 until their kidnapping later that same year. Although the film did have some great shots of scenery, and the music and religious chanting the monks did while they prayed was enchanting, it was not enough to save this film from what it was, a dull, slow paced film that barely kept my attention.

The critics consensus on the website Rotten Tomatoes (rottentomatoes.com) states that the film is “patient and restrained” and that “Of Gods and Men asks deep, profound questions that will linger in the audience’s mind long after the movie.”

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