Most of Kevin Smith
’s movies are controversial for their heavy use of profanity, crass gags, and vulgar subject matter, but his fourth movie Dogma
was particularly polarizing for its satirical deconstruction of the Catholic Church’s teachings. One of the zaniest religious-themed comedies ever made, Dogma
was condemned as blasphemy by the Catholic League (according to the Chicago Tribune).
& 9 Other Great Religious SatiresMatt Damon
and Ben Affleck
, hot off their star-making hit Good Will Hunting
, star in Dogma
as a pair of fallen angels who plan to use a loophole to get back into Heaven that will unwittingly invalidate God’s existence and destroy the world. It’s one of Smith’s funniest movies and has a ton of memorable quotes.