About the Movie
In a small seaside town, four middle-aged men and their female caretaker live in a secluded house on the hill. Former priests exiled to the quiet hamlet for their past sins, the men keep a strict daily schedule devoid of temptation and highlighted by the training of their beloved racing greyhound. When a new houseguest arrives from the outside world, followed by an emissary from the Vatican, the fragile stability unravels and deeply buried secrets rise to the surface. Masterfully directed by Chilean auteur Pablo Larraín (Academy Award® Nominee No), The Club is a taut, blackly comic critique of organized religion, individual responsibility, and the combustible combination of the two.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 84
- Fresh: 73
- Rotten: 11
- Average Rating: 7.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It is hard not to feel pity and disgust, and to absorb the lesson that people are awful, perhaps never more so than when they believe themselves innocent or good.
Fresh: Harrowing and heartbreaking, making for a difficult watch that will reward those with saintly patience.
Fresh: Whether "The Club" sparks a hesitant compassion toward the fallen or a gurgling despair regarding misguided justice, either response is perfectly understandable.
Fresh: Larrain is clearly critical of the church. "The Club's" tone is cynical, bordering on the satirical, but it's never very funny. Not that it should be.