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* JerkassHasAPoint: Dr. Harte tells an obviously distraught Father James a horrible story about a child who became blind, deaf and paralyzed after a botched surgery and then likens the story to victims of church abuse. [[{{Sadist}}Although Harte is clearly taking pleasure in describing the child's pain]], but he's unfortunately correct about how abuse victims are unable to tell the world about the things that have happened to them.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Dr. Harte tells an obviously distraught Father James a horrible story about a child who became blind, deaf and paralyzed after a botched surgery and then likens the story to victims of church abuse. [[{{Sadist}}Although Harte is clearly taking pleasure in describing the child's pain]], but he's unfortunately correct about how abuse victims are unable to tell the world about the things that have happened to them.


* FreezeFrameBonus: [[spoiler:Most of the blood is coming from Father James' knuckles, and the next time we see the barkeep he's covered in bruises and bandages.]]

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* FreezeFrameBonus: [[spoiler:Most In the aftermath of the bar shooting scene, itís implied that Brendan Lynch beat Father James rather badly with a baseball bat. However, upon closer inspection, [[spoiler:most of the blood is coming from Father James' knuckles, and his only significant injury is a bruise on his back, and the next time we see the barkeep Brendan he's covered in bruises and bandages.bandages, the implication being that Brendan only got one good swing in before James beat him to a pulp.]]


* JerkassHasAPoint: Dr. Harte tells an obviously distraught Father James a horrible story about a child who became blind, deaf and paralyzed after a botched surgery and then likens the story to victims of church abuse. [[{{Sadist}}Although Harte is clearly taking pleasure in describing the child's pain]], he's unfortunately correct about how abuse victims are unable to tell the world about the things that have happened to them.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Dr. Harte tells an obviously distraught Father James a horrible story about a child who became blind, deaf and paralyzed after a botched surgery and then likens the story to victims of church abuse. [[{{Sadist}}Although Harte is clearly taking pleasure in describing the child's pain]], but he's unfortunately correct about how abuse victims are unable to tell the world about the things that have happened to them.


* HollywoodAtheist: Dr. Harte keeps bringing up his atheism to Father James. He's a jerkass nihilist with a morbid and cruel sense of humor. However, on the subject of Church corruption, JerkassHasAPoint.

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* HollywoodAtheist: Dr. Harte keeps bringing up his atheism to Father James. He's a jerkass nihilist with a morbid and cruel sense of humor. However, [[JerkassHasAPoint he makes some biting observations on the subject of Church corruption, JerkassHasAPoint.corruption]].



* JerkassHasAPoint: Dr. Harte is a real asshole in general. When he tells an obviously distraught Father James a horrible story about a child who became blind, deaf and paralyzed after a botched surgery and then likens the story to victims of church abuse, it's a cruel thing to do, but he's got a point.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Dr. Harte is a real asshole in general. When he tells an obviously distraught Father James a horrible story about a child who became blind, deaf and paralyzed after a botched surgery and then likens the story to victims of church abuse, it's a cruel thing to do, but abuse. [[{{Sadist}}Although Harte is clearly taking pleasure in describing the child's pain]], he's got a point.unfortunately correct about how abuse victims are unable to tell the world about the things that have happened to them.


* BlackComedy: It is but it's about as far as one of the [=McDonagh=] brothers has gotten from their bread and butter.

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* BlackComedy: It is but it's The movie deals with sexual trauma, religious despair, and murder in casual dialogue from bizarre characters who humorously don't seem to understand the gravity of the situations they're in. It's about as far as one of the [=McDonagh=] brothers has gotten from their bread and butter.



* TheButcher: {{Subverted|Trope}} with Jack the town butcher, though he's a goofy, harmless guy; PlayedStraight, however, in that James has to have a word with him because his wife is wearing [[DomesticAbuse unusually large sunglasses for the weather.]] [[spoiler: He's also the parishioner who threatened Jack at the beginning of the movie]]

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* TheButcher: {{Subverted|Trope}} with Jack the town butcher, though he's a goofy, harmless guy; PlayedStraight, however, in that James has to have a word with him because his wife is wearing [[DomesticAbuse unusually large sunglasses for the weather.]] [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's also the parishioner who threatened Jack at the beginning of the movie]]



* {{Confessional}}: The fim starts with the scene in the one.

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* ComfortingTheWidow: Dr. Harte proudly tells Father James, who just gave last rites to a young husband, about how he has a fetish for widows.
* {{Confessional}}: The fim film starts with the scene in the one.Father James expecting to hear a normal confession, only to hear a man abused by a dead priest threatening to murder him.



* {{Cuckold}}: Jack Brennan who is unbothered that his wife cheats on him. Played not quite straight as he appears to be the one who hit her.

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* {{Cuckold}}: Jack Brennan who is unbothered that his wife cheats on him. Played not quite straight as he appears to be the one who hit her.



* EthicalSlut: Veronica Brennan.

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* ExcrementStatement: CorruptCorporateExecutive Michael gets frustrated that Father James doesn't believe in his repentance, so he takes down one of his expensive painting and pisses on it to show his possessions don't matter to it. He sarcastically goes on about how it will lead to some deep revelatory moment, but in a way it does, when Father James allows Michael to piss on the portrait since the rich have already pissed on everything else.
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EthicalSlut: Veronica Brennan.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: "There's no point in killing a bad priest. Killing a good one? That would be a shock!"

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* {{Cuckold}}: Jack Brennan who is unbothered that his wife cheats on him. Played not quite straight as he appears to be the one who hit her.


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* EthicalSlut: Veronica Brennan.

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* {{Confessional}}: The fim starts with the scene in the one.

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* TroubledButCute: the barkeep uses this expression nearly literally referring to the Father James' daughter who has visible suicide scars on her wrists.
--->'''Barkeep: ''' A generous serving of the old water of life for this beautiful, yet troubled...
--->'''Fiona:''' Fuck off!


** Arguably yes, although the ''Film/InBruges'' killings [[spoiler:of the priest and the little boy]] took place in London, according to the voiceover at the start of the film.

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**Arguably yes, although the ''Film/InBruges'' killings [[spoiler:of the priest and the little boy]] took place in London, according to the voiceover at the start of the film.


''Calvary'' is the second feature film of John Michael [=McDonagh=], perhaps (currently) most famous by proxy, his brother being Creator/MartinMcDonagh. The film received strong praise and even a few British and Irish film awards, including two Best Actor awards for Gleeson.

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''Calvary'' is the second feature film of John Michael [=McDonagh=], perhaps (currently) most famous by proxy, his brother being Creator/MartinMcDonagh. The film received strong praise and even a few British and Irish film awards, including two Best Actor awards for Gleeson.

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* PedophilePriest: Although none appear in the movie, the subject is brought up constantly: the killing of Father James is to bring attention to the issue, the police inspector was transferred to Sligo because he had dared to arrest a priest who had been caught molesting a little girl, and the attempt to claim that the phenomenon mostly occurred in the US 40 or 40 years ago is dismissed with the implication that the situation in Ireland is and was much worse. It's also the go-to excuse of various people who want to downplay their own immoral behavior to Father James.

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* AffablyEvil: Freddy Joyce is rather friendly for a convicted serial killer and cannibal. Father James thinks it's at least partially an act, however.


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* BerserkButton: Father James is fairly even-keeled, but he seems to get annoyed at people who claim to be TheAtoner who he doesn't believe (most notably Michael Fitzpatrick and Freddy Joyce)


* TheButcher: {{Subverted|Trope}} with Jack the town butcher, though he's a goofy, harmless guy; PlayedStraight, however, in that James has to have a word with him because his wife is wearing [[DomesticAbuse unusually large sunglasses for the weather.]]

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* TheButcher: {{Subverted|Trope}} with Jack the town butcher, though he's a goofy, harmless guy; PlayedStraight, however, in that James has to have a word with him because his wife is wearing [[DomesticAbuse unusually large sunglasses for the weather.]]]] [[spoiler: He's also the parishioner who threatened Jack at the beginning of the movie]]

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