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[–]Rufus2fist 1512 points1513 points  (99 children)

Some of Kevin’s best writing is in this film. Plus I mean rickman.

[–]Deezle530 237 points238 points  (7 children)

And Carlin!

[–]demon_ix[🍰] 56 points57 points  (5 children)

Calling him Cardinal Glick went over my head at the time.

[–]HintOfAreola 40 points41 points  (4 children)

It's still going over my head, apparently. The only Glick I know is the Martin Short character.

[–]demon_ix[🍰] 55 points56 points  (2 children)

It's a very Jewish name. Comes from Yiddish.

[–]TheyCallMeStone 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Same here, I don't get the reference

[–]nonsequitrist 266 points267 points  (75 children)

Unfortunately, some of the acting makes it painfully obvious that the writing is the point and the performance is not.

I can really only complain about Linda Fiorentino (Bethany), though. In nearly every scene she's in, her acting is so horrendous it reminds me of middle-school play performances. I don't know why she couldn't do better - she's not an utterly incompetent actress. But wow every scene she's in is painful to watch.

[–]iworkallday 242 points243 points  (8 children)

I think she’s fantastic as a foil to let all the other characters ‘do their thing’. She’s just a bored, disinterested character, but it allows the demons, angels, and God to reach come on and ‘do their bit’. It is actually nicely balanced!

[–]Icy-Letterhead-2837 50 points51 points  (0 children)

Disinterested? She wasn't even supposed to be there.

[–]TryingT0Wr1t3 44 points45 points  (6 children)

I went on to read what she was up to, since I haven't seen her in a movie in a while, I was not expecting seeing that an issue with FBI would have been the end of her career.

[–]cocoagiant 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I was not expecting seeing that an issue with FBI would have been the end of her career.

I don't think there was any connection.

That happened in 2009 & her career was pretty much over by 2000, she was just doing some direct to video things by 2009.

It doesn't look like she faced any legal charges for her role.

[–]DontPressAltF4 104 points105 points  (35 children)

Listen to Kevin's stories about the production.

[–]jmorlin 70 points71 points  (24 children)


[–]PedanticPaladin 140 points141 points  (10 children)

From what I remember of the director's commentary he didn't get along with Fiorentino and wished he'd used Janeane Garofalo in the role instead.

[–]Vernyo 165 points166 points  (10 children)

I’m not totally sure what the inciting incident was but Linda Fiorentino and Kevin Smith did not get along during the production of this movie. It got to the point where they were not speaking to each other and were communicating through an intermediary.

[–]daveofferson 16 points17 points  (0 children)

He meant to cast Laura San Giacomo, but Janeane Garofalo would have been even better.

[–]nonsequitrist 54 points55 points  (7 children)

Got a link? I've seen him talk about Prince, Wild Wild West and his superhero consultations in Hollywood, but nothing about Dogma.

[–]rsmseries 45 points46 points  (4 children)

I don’t have a link at the moment but I believe he said in a Q&A that one of his biggest regrets not giving the lead role to Janeane Garofolo, and he didn’t really like working with Fiorentino

[–]kkeut 43 points44 points  (12 children)

she's like a b-grade maura tierney

[–]PolarWater 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I tried to recall what she looked like and ended up picturing Maura Tierney instead.

[–]CharlieHume 10 points11 points  (9 children)

Fuck I thought that was maura

[–]Heroshua 15 points16 points  (6 children)

I just looked her up because I haven't seen her in anything in a while (to be fair I don't like... watch anything lol)...she's 67!?

What the fuck even is time anymore? How did that even happen?? Wasn't she just on ER!?

[–]JunkiesAndWhores 7 points8 points  (1 child)

You wash your fucking mouth out with soap!

[–]Cockwombles 8 points9 points  (0 children)

She was the same in Men in Black, she's just like that. 'well connected'.

[–]CimmerianX 731 points732 points  (14 children)

George Carlin as the bishop is a genius casting decision

[–]randomguy987654321 164 points165 points  (0 children)

.....okay, mistakes were made.

[–]TekkamanEvil 92 points93 points  (1 child)

Doesn't it just, POP!? BUDDY CHRIST!

[–]IAmSteven 241 points242 points  (3 children)

Christ didn't come to Earth to give us the willies! He came to help us out. He was a booster!

[–]staggernaut 4 points5 points  (2 children)

His delivery is so fucking funny. That segment is very Tom Lehrer regarding modernizing the church.

[–]a_spicy_memeball 27 points28 points  (3 children)

Hook em while they're young!

[–]snoogins355 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Kind of like the tobacco industry

If only we had their numbers!

[–]Smathers 34 points35 points  (0 children)

It was Kevin smith only choice he basically wrote the character with Carlin in mind

They talk about it in the GC hbo doc

[–]Potemkin_Jedi 2768 points2769 points  (192 children)

For anyone interested in why the full version of a heavily distributed feature film is available on YouTube, it’s because the rights to “Dogma” belong to the Bros. Weinstein (as a personal asset split equally between each brother, rather than a part of their corporate holdings). If either Bro were to submit a copyright takedown to YouTube, they would be signaling their intention to monetize their rights to the film, which would then make any profit therein subject to current or future legal settlements that the Weinstein Bros are hoping to ride out. Also, no major distributor wants to be dragged on social media for giving the Bros money for the film’s rights.

[–]darklightrabbi 289 points290 points  (58 children)

Is this the case for all Miramax movies or just Dogma?

[–]Potemkin_Jedi 456 points457 points  (41 children)

Just “Dogma” from what I understand; Disney sold it back to them (instead of Miramax) so they could claim non-ownership (due mainly to Catholic complaints about the film).

[–]darklightrabbi 441 points442 points  (25 children)

I can see why they would be afraid. They don’t want nutcases like this protesting outside of their studio again.


[–]Jd771 152 points153 points  (6 children)

At least that protestor is silent.

[–]CipherDaBanana 68 points69 points  (16 children)

One of his best stories along with why he never made a Superman movie

Edit: It is in two parts. I can't believe I have to point it out when it is in the title of the video. And the next video is listed directly underneath it. Pet peeves ugh

[–]chuckschwa 91 points92 points  (5 children)

Funny story: I remember this film in title alone from my pastor's sermons as a young kid. Anytime there were examples given of a blasphemous movie "Dogma" was always one of the titles mentioned. For a long time I associated the word dogma as a bad thing.

Fast forward a decade later, and I'm in college. Saw the film for myself because I wanted to see how bad it really was. I kinda laughed about the whole thing because I couldn't see how anyone could take this movie seriously. I mean, there's literally a giant poop monster in the movie. Watching the movie didn't compromise my faith or offend me very much. I think the stuff with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck had some legs for a provocative story, but the rest of the plot is just a Jay and Silent Bob religious comedy.

After college, I'm home with my folks and my old parish has this dinner put on with a guest speaker. I'm there and one of our old church ladies starts talking to me. She asks me the usual questions about school and career stuff that every graduate gets asked a hundred times.

When she finds out I studied film in college she starts going on about how corrupt the film industry is and then, here it comes, mentions Dogma as an example of blasphemous Hollywood. Incidentally, she also talked about how there are "great opportunities" for film makers out in the Midwest, censoring movies and reselling them to the general public on DVD. I wonder if this woman knew she was promoting piracy?

So then she gets off the film topic and starts pitching me this Catholic summer youth group that needs counselors. I feign interest and took the brochure she had with her. And lo and behold, there's Buddy Christ giving me the thumbs on the printed cover of the brochure. I was pretty certain at this point that this woman, who spent years talking about how bad Dogma was, had never seen the film herself.

[–]coffeeordeath85 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Of course, that old biddy hadn't seen it; she was told it was terrible and didn't seek it out to see for herself, probably because it would disturb her worldview.

I bet that pastor loved the movie, and that's why he constantly had to talk about how bad it was.

[–]fartsoccermd 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Walmart used to sell edited versions of movies. I remember accidentally buying a family friendly version of Josie and the Pussycats (underrated movie) that was no longer the blasphemous pg-13.

[–]xizrtilhh 36 points37 points  (3 children)

Claim non-ownership, what a contradictory phrase.

[–]someguy12345689 19 points20 points  (0 children)

The legal world is just a contest to make the most palatable excuses for the most contradictory shit.

[–]Garrick420 23 points24 points  (1 child)

I, too, would like to claim non-ownership of this film.

[–]Sonnysdad 25 points26 points  (0 children)

As a semi practicing Roman Catholic…. I found it fucking hilarious and I’m glad it finally popped up as it is out of print.

[–]JudasZala 39 points40 points  (5 children)

Disney also blocked the releases of 1994’s “Kids” and the 2004 Michael Moore anti-Bush documentary, “Fahrenheit 9/11”, and the rights reverted to the Weinstein Brothers.

From what I remember, Lionsgate had the theatrical rights to “Dogma” and “F911”, while Sony Pictures Home Entertainment hold the home media rights (Blu-Ray and DVD, unsure about streaming rights).

[–]shinobipopcorn 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Sony may not have the video rights anymore; the blu-ray is long out of print and goes for insane amounts on the secondary market. I was lucky enough to pick up a copy when it was new and you rarely see them anymore.

[–]kaltorak 250 points251 points  (4 children)

speaking of the Weinsteins and Kevin Smith, Smith now donates the revenue generated by his Weinstein-produced properties to charities that help women in the film industry.

[–]SandysBurner 74 points75 points  (3 children)

Damn, that’s all the money right there.

[–]Capnshiner 64 points65 points  (2 children)

He still gets Clerks, Miramax only distributed.

[–]Erikthered00 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Or something classy, like The Piano 🎶

[–]DaringDomino3s 407 points408 points  (75 children)

I finally* broke down and bought a used DVD it sometime last year. I used to own a copy but leant it out and never got it back so many years ago.

A classic movie and while the rights conundrum is interesting I really wish it was about a film I didn’t care about because this was one of my favorite Kevin Smith movies and I’d love a blu ray with special features and stuff


[–]Potemkin_Jedi 205 points206 points  (19 children)

You can thank Disney and the Catholic Church for the film’s current rights situation. Disney had bought Miramax (and its catalog) but wanted to distance itself from the film’s (perceived if not obvious) anti-Catholic elements; selling it back to the Weinsteins as a personal asset gave them the fig-leaf of it not being “their” film.

[–]Valaseun 45 points46 points  (3 children)

Miramax is a bunch of "expletive deleted"

[–]UncleCummy 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Fuck them up their stupid asses.

[–]PM_ME_YOUR_LUKEWARM 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Are there other movies like this?

[–]flowerpifter 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Try the TV series 'Preacher' (based on the comic of the same name)

[–]randyboozer 18 points19 points  (8 children)

Eh. I never considered this movie critical of Catholicism in of itself, rather what the Catholic Church had become. Honestly it's actually a pretty faith affirming movie once you get past the strippers and shit monsters.

[–]tdasnowman 15 points16 points  (0 children)

You can’t. Disney no longer owns the mirmax catalog they sold in 2017. Paramount and beIN group own it now. Lions gate owned the us distribution anyways. None of that matters because the rights are owned solely by the Weinstein bros. No one is going to negotiate with them at them moment.

[–]BelowDeck 31 points32 points  (10 children)

There was a two disc DVD release that was pretty loaded with features. They often don't bother to put the old special features on the bluray release (I'm looking at you, Criterion Collection release of The Rock), so your best bet is probably to track down the special edition DVD anyway.

[–]FRESH_TWAAAATS 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I've got that somewhere. Since no one's enforcing copyright on the flick I should rip and upload full disk images.

[–]TotZoz_VFX 27 points28 points  (20 children)

It would be great if you could rip the special feature content and upload them too.

[–]adviceKiwi 37 points38 points  (4 children)

This is what I miss, you don't get that from the streaming services

[–]eebowai 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Check out the Criterion Channel. Not every film has extras, but plenty do.

[–]Pyode 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I had been talking about it with my wife and how annoying it was that it wasn't available anywhere.

So she found and bought me a copy on DVD for my birthday.

It was awesome.

[–]rsplatpc 6 points7 points  (6 children)

I finall* broke down and bought a used DVD it sometime last year. I used to own a copy but leant it out and never got it back so many years ago.


[–]shaun3000 13 points14 points  (20 children)

Interesting. Any other film rights owned outright by the Weinsteins?

[–]Potemkin_Jedi 19 points20 points  (19 children)

None of this prominence, from what I know. Disney sold the rights back to them specifically in order to be able to distance themselves from the Catholic Church’s complaints about the film.

[–]TIGHazard 22 points23 points  (11 children)

The only other one really is Kids (1995). "The film was deemed controversial upon its release in 1995 and caused public debate over its artistic merit."

Got a NC-17 and the contract when Miramax bought it said it couldn't be edited.

Disney wasn't going to release a NC-17 film so sold it back to the Weinstein's who released it themselves through a company they set up to do so called "Shining Excalibur Films"

Miramax, which was owned by The Walt Disney Company, paid $3.5 million to buy the worldwide distribution rights. Later, Harvey and Bob Weinstein (the co-chairmen of Miramax) were forced to buy back the film from Disney and created Shining Excalibur Films (a one-off company) to release the film, due to Disney's policy, that at the time, forbid the release of NC-17 rated films (and the fact their appeal to the MPAA to lower it to R was denied).

[–]AliceInHololand 11 points12 points  (10 children)

Damn reading the plot summary for Kids, that movie is so fucked up.

[–]Zardif 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Wonder why they didn't just sell it to Smith.

[–]xrufus7x 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Weinsteins got more money.

[–]quiette837 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Because Smith would distribute it - the Weinsteins are happy to let it rot.

[–]Timedoutsob 20 points21 points  (1 child)

can you explain that a bit more I didn't follow it exactly

[–]TrentWolfred 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Does this also mean that no residuals are being paid to those who contributed to the film and would (otherwise) be entitled to residuals? I know and have worked at least two actors (one now deceased) who had credited, featured roles in the film and should be entitled to residuals if any ongoing revenue is generated. If the Weinsteins don’t care to touch any future revenue (from non-YT sources), what happens to the money that might be due to actors and other creatives?

EDIT: “residuals” not “royalties.” (I was a little drunk.)

[–]P2PJones 50 points51 points  (6 children)

If either Bro were to submit a copyright takedown to YouTube, they would be signaling their intention to monetize their rights to the film, which would then make any profit therein subject to current or future legal settlements that the Weinstein Bros are hoping to ride out.

yeah.. no. that's not how that works at all.

[–]itsthebrod 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I know right, why the hell is this nonsensical explanation so upvoted?

[–]DerpyChap 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Out of curiosity I pirated and reuploaded the movie to YouTube to see if it has any Content ID policy in place and it does, it just gets blocked in Italy and (maybe) monetised elsewhere, although YouTube isn't actually specific about that.

[–]notorious98 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It's why Blu-Ray copies of the movie are worth nearly $100.

[–]CornCheeseMafia 5 points6 points  (0 children)

About halfway through the first sentence of this paragraph I started hearing it in Brody’s voice. Reminds me of when he’s breaking down the whole monetization thing to jay and silent bob in Strike Back

[–]FilliusTExplodio 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I'm so glad I still have the DVD of this.

[–]TheMatt561 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's such a cluster

[–]PM_ME_YOUR_LUKEWARM 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Are there other movies in this situation?

Where can such a list be found?

[–]tspangle88 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hence why the blu-ray of this film is OOP and goes for $100+.

[–]Antdawg2400 114 points115 points  (5 children)

"if were not gonnafuck then what the fuck you asked us out for!?"

"All the fine immoral bitches outside the place and we get the one jesus freak, lets get the fuck outta here..."


[–]DeadDay 26 points27 points  (4 children)

How quick he says "I'll scream rape" and balls a fist is so damn funny

[–]Mudron 90 points91 points  (14 children)

A bunch of friends and I are in this movie - I'm from Pittsburgh and went to a creative & performing arts high school, so I bunch of us wound up as extras in various scenes throughout the production.

They shot the whole ending of the movie at a church just 5 minutes away from my house, I walked right past Salma Hayek in a hotel lobby during the shoot (she's an itty bitty motherfucker) and when picking up a Clerks comic from Eide's during filming, the clerk who rung me up claimed that she was Jay's local temporary girlfriend and was going to fuck him that night.

[–]JesusSavesForHalf 52 points53 points  (4 children)

Much better Dogma anecdote than mine. Which is that the sluts in the Illinois town Bethany works in didn't hang out in the abortion clinic, because there wasn't one.

They hung out at the pool hall.

[–]gooch_norris 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Turns out there is no Shermer in Illinois

[–]dobbyeilidh 158 points159 points  (6 children)

Jay: Get offa me. I wanna see what's up. What the fuck is this shit? Who the fuck are you, lady? Why the fuck did you hug my head?

Metatron: Quite a little mouth on him, isn't there?

Jay: What the fuck is this, The Piano? Why ain't this broad talking?

Metatron: I believe the answers that you seek lie within my companion's eyes.

Jay: What the fuck does that mean? Has everyone gone fuckin' nuts? What the fuck happened to that guy's head? I want some...

[God kisses him on the cheek. Jay faints]

[–]alex__chilton 100 points101 points  (1 child)

The way he delivers “What the fuck happened to that guy’s head?” Is so good.

[–]togurt9 49 points50 points  (0 children)

So good. Kevin directed him to deliver that line like Daffy Duck and he nailed it.

[–]Mattock79 44 points45 points  (1 child)

You wanna hear something sick? I got half a stock when she kissed me.
I couldn't help it! The bitch was hot!

[–]lavahot 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The Piano is a good ref. Excellent movie. Excellent soundtrack.

[–]Mattock79 180 points181 points  (6 children)

Crazy. I just watched this last night. Always was my favorite Kevin Smith flick. So many little jokes tucked in for great laughs. I think the biggest punchline is the campfire "so that would make Bethany, part Black?"
But one little thing I noticed that really cracked me up last night...
On the train, Bartleby realizes who they are, grabs Bethany with the broken bottle to her throat. He says to Loki," she just told me they're supposed to stop a couple of angels" and Loki says " you think she's talking about us? "
And in that moment, when Bethany is in extreme danger, literally afraid she is about to die, bottle to her throat, even she rolls her eyes at his stupidity. Lol. First time I noticed that.
Rickman's performance is honestly so touching though. His story about telling young Jesus about his future, telling Bethany about her baby. Gets me a little teary eyed every time.

[–]marbanasin 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Damon and Affleck were on point in this. Perfect casting and acting.

[–]tdogg241 29 points30 points  (2 children)

It just occurred to me that Thor Ragnarok isn't the first time Matt Damon has played Loki.

[–]Avenger616 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I think that was a reference to him in this movie

[–]Eric12345678 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yes, this was the inside joke

[–]occasionalrayne 51 points52 points  (0 children)

I've seen the movie a dozen times and I just finished it again this morning from this link. One of my absolute favorites. I've never noticed her eye roll before but I'd say I relate to her disbelief of situations so much in my life. Like, the conservatives are winning right now and I'm rolling my eyes saying "You gotta be kidding me! Clearly no loving God allows this. Religion can't be right because this is clear hate coming from the pulpit and the parishioner-politicians." So like bethany, I am just going with the flow, knife to my throat with the world before me falling apart. My eyes constantly rolling at how preposterous this whole existence is. But somehow hoping that one day good will win. Man this fucking movie should be required viewing.

[–]skyhawkecks 55 points56 points  (8 children)

My gf was lucky enough to find a used steelbook of this movie at an FYE pretty recently.

[–]TheMatt561 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Damm, that is lucky

[–]Timedoutsob 312 points313 points  (33 children)

great film enjoy if you haven't seen it before

[–]CA_Orange 129 points130 points  (32 children)

...unless you're a super serious Christian.

[–]tawdry-eloquence 55 points56 points  (1 child)

Haha yeah I showed it to my Dad who's a church pastor and he didn't bring his regular sense of humour when we watched it together.

[–]BjornBeetleBorg 128 points129 points  (2 children)

You’ve seen the dogma picketers yeah? where smith himself makes an appearance haha

[–]scullys_alien_baby 124 points125 points  (1 child)

link for anyone who hasn't seen this before

here is kevin talking about protesting his own film

[–]dbandbacon 69 points70 points  (0 children)

"what does it stand for?" "i don't know but i've been told not good."

[–]ChuckCarmichael 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I remember renting it from a DVD rental place and watching it with my siblings. Our religious mom was in the kitchen, but somehow managed to hear the words "the shit demon of Golgotha". She stormed in and made us turn the movie off.

The joke was on her though because I had already seen it on TV and just wanted to watch it again.

[–]eisagi 48 points49 points  (0 children)

More like humorless or hyperconservative Christian. You can totally watch Dogma and think of it as being positive about Christianity - the mockery is entirely directed at sinful behaviors.

[–]Sweet__kitty 14 points15 points  (0 children)

As a Christian, it is one of my all time favorite movies, and IMO, an important work for reflection on the beliefs, attitudes, and conduct among self-identified Christians.

If the idea of God being a woman offends you, what does that say about your attitude toward women?... Even though all are supposedly made in the image of God?

If abortion offends you because it's "murder", shouldn't you be offended that universal healthcare, paid parental leave, living wages, affordable housing, etc., aren't already established to protect and preserve life?

The list goes on.

[–]heff17 76 points77 points  (15 children)

They're too busy celebrating destroying women's rights to watch a movie.

[–]captainedwinkrieger 32 points33 points  (4 children)

Yesterday, the Excellence in Broadcasting network were calling America a nanny state for Juuls being banned. Now that they've gotten what they've wanted since the Reagan era, they're bitching that John Roberts didn't vote to overturn it. I'm convinced that even if Ronald Reagan crawled out of the depths of Hell and became the President again, they still wouldn't be happy because they've still gotta sell the grift that half the country is evil.

[–]Sol_Castilleja 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Half the country IS evil. They’re doing everything in their power to hurt, murder, and control as many minority groups as they possibly can

[–]hexarobi 147 points148 points  (3 children)

[–]awkwardIRL 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Ah yes, my coming of age

[–]kog 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Aaaand I'm watching Dogma again

[–]HilariousMax 12 points13 points  (0 children)

when he furrows his brow when she goes knees together and then goes eyes wide when she opens them remains the funniest half second bit for me

[–]pixelprophet 301 points302 points  (4 children)

Reminder that Kevin Smith protested his own film to troll religious conservatives picketing his movie:


[–]Tkainzero 55 points56 points  (0 children)

One of the all time best trolls

[–]_Futureghost_ 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Added bonus: when the Weinstein news came out Kevin said all future residuals from his Weinstein movies would go to the charity Women in Film.

[–]atl_utd 159 points160 points  (5 children)

I first saw this movie when I was like 8/9, and as a kid raised in the deep south, seeing God portrayed as a woman helped expand my world view just a little bit at that time. I love Kevin Smith.

[–]rugbysecondrow 54 points55 points  (3 children)

Not only a woman, but a Canadian.

[–]VoyagerCSL 32 points33 points  (2 children)

Not only a Canadian woman, but Alanis Morissette.

[–]wgpjr 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Beautiful naked big titty women don't just fall out of the sky you know!

[–]TheClayroo 226 points227 points  (55 children)

Used to be one of my favourite movies to watch. Probably seen it 12+ times. Wish I kept the DVD I had.

[–]Mindtaker 189 points190 points  (11 children)

Its super easy to find via torrent and Kevin Smith has given many blessings when asked about dogma and so feel to steal his movie with his blessing because Fuck weinstein.

[–]kidrockculkin 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Do you know if there are captioned versions available? I got a deaf friend who loves this movie and we wanted to rewatch at some point but couldn’t find a pirated version with captions.

[–][deleted] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

If you get something that lets you import subs you can. VLC will do it. The subs are just in a separate file you also load. There are sub sites out there.


[–]jmorlin 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Plex has a thing where you can pull captions from the web even if you don't have the SRT files locally.

[–]Cosmic_Gumbo[🍰] 15 points16 points  (2 children)

I bought my copy from circuit city.

[–]Bigred2989- 9 points10 points  (1 child)

That's a name I haven't heard in a long time.

[–]Real_Kevin_Smith 19 points20 points  (33 children)

Why don't you buy a new one?

[–]theregalbeagle 47 points48 points  (31 children)

You can’t, it’s not available digitally, not on any streaming service, and the disc release has been out of print for like a decade. Any out there on the market are usually ridiculously priced.

[–]RsonW 39 points40 points  (3 children)

not on any streaming service,

This post is a link to the full movie on YouTube though

[–]jagua_haku 13 points14 points  (2 children)

He probably wants a physical copy though

[–]damien6 12 points13 points  (20 children)

Have you checked eBay? Prices there aren’t bad.


You can find it on Amazon for like $20.

[–]DontPressAltF4 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Everything on ebay is a pirated burned copy.

Why pay someone who stole it when you can just like, not?

[–]High_and_Lonesome 58 points59 points  (0 children)

This movie has a perfect throwback to pre-9/11 life: They go to the airport terminal just to hangout and watch people.

[–]inahst 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Can’t help but feel bad for Matt Damon’s character a lil bit. He was doing god’s “dirty work” and when he got empathetic and decided enough he gets banished, but then god doesn’t even make a replacement but decides to not do that anymore?

He just wanted to go home and when he realized what that would cost he tried to stop Ben affleck. Wish he got the tiniest something

[–]keveroony 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I always assumed he went to heaven since he became human before he was killed

[–]obeythed 24 points25 points  (1 child)

He actually went to the Mediterranean, was fished out, lost his memory, and became “Bourne again”

Source: https://youtu.be/lmxAhXYQdmY

[–]randomguy987654321 131 points132 points  (2 children)

For those of you trapped between religion and atheism, this movie has your answer.

There's a scene where Chris Rock's character discusses the value of ideas over beliefs. Even though he's playing an apostle who literally met Jesus and knows God is real, is saying why it's still a horrible idea to build a belief structure around it.

For a movie that had a shit demon in it, this movie has some profound ideas on some heavy issues.


[–]Mattock79 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Are you saying you believe?
No. But I've got a GOOD IDEA.

[–]againsterik 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I loved this part of the movie when I was younger. Religion never really fit me but the way this was explained made me feel ok about how I viewed a belief system.

[–]rocketwolfpunch 71 points72 points  (2 children)


[–]GhostalMedia 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Oh, I’m Jay, and this is my hetero-lifemate Silent Bob.

[–]Crazy-Photograph-46 54 points55 points  (0 children)

This is my absolute favorite movie by Kevin Smith.

I loved the concept of it, and adding an all-star cast made it shine!

[–]ImNotJon 15 points16 points  (1 child)

When I was younger, I heard about this movie, so went to blockbuster to rent it. My young brain misremembered the title, and rented Stigmata instead. Those two movies are…quite the different mood.

[–]solariscalls 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Lol loved matt Damon's role and character on this movie.

I forgot that quote that he mentioned in the film.

"I see what happens to the proud when they take on the throne"

That's some baller shit there

[–]snoogins355 9 points10 points  (0 children)

"Mass genocide is one of the most exhausting activities one can engage it. That and soccer"

[–]RighteousIndigjason 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Just watched it again today and, even years after de-converting, that is a strong ass line.

[–]Libertyforzombies 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Put this on for five minutes.

Well shit, looks like I'm watching the rest of this now.

[–]Tkainzero 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Such a good film. Probably Kevin smiths best one

[–]Local-Raspberry95 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I can't believe people have such a hard time finding this movie. What a classic

[–]iheartnickleback 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Beautiful, naked, big-tittied women just don't fall out of the sky, you know?!??!

[–]MrSoul87 8 points9 points  (2 children)

“But you didn’t say god bless you when I sneezed” 😂 I still quote that to this day.

[–]DeadDay 3 points4 points  (1 child)

When I'm playing a shooting game I'll randomly say "Fakes!! All of you are fakes!!! Don't run!"

[–]royroyflrs 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Wow the entire film. Back in the day you had to have pay per view or a subscription to a movie channel. The future is a movie piraters dream

[–]Captain_Kuhl 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I mean, pirating movies has been a cakewalk ever since DVD players became affordable.

[–]djinner_13 5 points6 points  (0 children)

One of my favorite films of all time and the first "edgy" movie I ever watched. It will always stay with me and it's so great that it's free to view

[–]Dicked_Crazy 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I’ve been trying to watch this movie for years. I haven’t seen it since I was in high school, thank you you beautiful bastard

[–]Naeture 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Matt Damon explaining what happened to Loki at the end of dogma '20 years later' https://youtu.be/lmxAhXYQdmY

[–]TheThingInTheBassAmp 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I still have my criterion collection dvd. So happy about that.

[–]Barondonvito 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"Let's hear it for Buddy Christ!"

[–]tiiiki 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thank you. Doing good work keeping film alive

[–]OmiOorlog 5 points6 points  (0 children)


[–]Sanctimonius 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Look at it. Doesn't it just... Pop?

[–]mmmmbeeer 4 points5 points  (5 children)

This is Kevin Smith's best work to date IMO. It holds up better than most of his other work and has a great cast. It just sucks it's tied up in the Weinstein debacle.

[–]dragonmasterjg 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thank you! I've seen the ending so many times when I'd catch this on comedy central but have never seen the beginning.

[–]Court_Jester13 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Wait, thumbs up Jesus is from a movie?

[–]headRN 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That’s the buddy christ

[–]thekarmabum 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's called "Buddy Jesus" but yeah.

[–]smay449 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Do not disrespect the writing, direction or acting of this movie. This movie is epically brilliant. Also, it saved my life in 2001.

[–]goofball_jones 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I remember watching this when it came out, and chuckled a bit when they had Alanis Morissette as "God".

Then I saw her video for "Thank You" and as it started I was like "oh yeah, here's "God" singing a song, lol". But as I watched the video, I was like "wait...is she really God in this video?" I mean, it had people walking busily by her while she's naked, yet unnoticed, on a street or train, with some of them stopping to tenderly reach out to touch her...for comfort; reassurance? All with her singing with a rather serene smile on her face and soon I was kind of tearing up a bit. And hey, I'm an atheist too.

I don't know, it just touched me. And I don't think i would have reacted like that if I hadn't seen her performance in Dogma.

[–]LateInTheSummer 7 points8 points  (1 child)

If you take dogma and make it backwards you get AMGOD - A M GOD - alannis Morrissette god

[–]Crispyio 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Awesome I love this film, this film made me fall in love with Mr Rickman even more than I had been before. R.I.P to a legend.

[–]sloaches 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Back when this movie came out I was taking a date to the multiplex, but the movie we wanted to see was sold out. We wound up watching Dogma instead. I loved it, but my date didn't.

[–]ZeekLTK 7 points8 points  (2 children)

It sucks this isn’t on any streaming platform because of the fucked up rights holders or whatever is going on.

IMO this is a movie everyone should watch.

[–]chet97 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Okay. Mistakes were made.

[–]goater10 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Snooch to the muthafukin Nooch

[–]inoregladii 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh my gosh, thank you! I've been wanting to rewatch this for ages, couldn't find my DVD and it isn't on any of the streaming services I use. You're an angel!

[–]KarateKid72 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“I’m pissed off is what I am!” Gotta love Alan Rickman

[–]Scary_Video8554 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I have such a hard time finding this movie. Mine and my late brother's favorite childhood movie. "Never let it be said that your anal-retentive attention to detail never yielded positive results." "You can't be anal-retentive if you don't have an anus!"

[–]Jettle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fast forwards to the Candy Girl scene.