The Reckoning (2004)
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as Simon Damian
as Lord de Guise
as King's Justice
as Jack Flint
as Nicholas' Lover
as Jealous Husband
as Town Justice
as Wells' Mother
as Wells' Father
as Man at Play
as Woman at Play
as Captain of the Guard
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Critic Reviews for The Reckoning
As for young master Bettany, his Nicholas never managed to convince at all. His priest was insufficiently Godfearing, his adulterer not lusty enough, his actor too facile, and his detective too forensic.
Although raising intriguing questions about the moral obligation dramatists have to throw a spotlight on taboo subjects, The Reckoning offers simplistic solutions.
Wraps itself around Bettany's guilty secrets like a hot-water bottle, leaving more interesting characters in the moral cold
As an existential awakening into the light and triumph of rational thought over superstition, it's an engaging film, but as a murder mystery it plods along as though weighted down by the heavens and more.
After a first hour slowed by exposition and a good deal of extraneous subplot development, the story catches fire in the second hour and keeps you engrossed.
Audience Reviews for The Reckoning
Well, I have most definitely become a Paul Bettany fan. This movie was really good, and of course he was outstanding in it. The rest of the cast did a great job, also, but I think that he really made this film work. Great storyline, and great camera work.
Turgid and uninsipired.
A very compelling and entertaing epic mystery. Well-written and very well-performed by it's cast. A dark, riveting and thrilling film. Willem Dafoe and Paul Bettany are extroadinary.
The Reckoning Quotes
|Lord de Guise:||Between faith and reason lies the only true God--power.|
|Lord de Guise:||We decide our destiny. Fate is the religion of the weak. And you don't strike me as weak.|
|Nicholas:||You soothe your conscience with grand phrases, but it's a weak, contemptible man who trades in the lives of others.|
|Martin:||I wish I was half the man my father was and half the father you deserve.|