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Poncho and the Priest

by OGC

Average: 3.5 (5 votes)
The Generation Gap Movie
Auckland > 08
Sent on a mission from God, a devoted priest, along with his exotic sidekick, attempt to save a virgin boy from a malevolent spirit. Watch it with your parents' or parents' parent and ask them what was entertaining. The answer might surprise you. Fun for all ages
Maria Bier

I have a feeling the judges are going to love this one and for good reason - the story and characters are ridiculous, and hilarious, and strange, and confusing, and just plain wtf. The opening credits were too good, and the whole thing just screams 48 hours. It could have done with a bit more finishing, although I can't decide whether that adds to the charm or not. Solid film overall.

Stupendous opening credits. Had me settled for a two-hour feature.

Lacks production polish in some areas. Contains some beautiful shots in other areas. (Did you use natural lighting for that opening shot? Because wow, that was pretty.) Moreover, has that head-down, high-energy, smash-through-the-wall 48 filmmaking that's infectiously funny to watch, with perfectly game actors and a silly but coherent plot unafraid to swerve in any ridiculous turn but paced well enough to swerve quickly into the next one.

I have one big setback: the film doesn't really commit to the 'Generation Gap' genre. Competition-wise, it's a key limitation. Entertainment-wise, it probably doesn't matter. I laughed heaps.

A ridiculous and fun film! Nothing feels explained or like it makes sense and that's completely fine. It was utterly bizarre and wonderful. A true 48hour film. Hilarious cuts, brilliant opening credits, luscious locks on the priest and a small man in a poncho? Excellent.


In a film just touching four minutes I'm not exactly sure that you have time for an extended opening credit sequence but it looked cool, so who cares. High energy throughout, some lovely shots as mentioned above and light-speed pacing which means that the audience never gets time to dwell on just how stupid the story is.

Completely worth watching again.


As has been seen before the credits were easily the best thing, looked like they belonged in a real film. The rest of it was a bit hit and miss, although definitely some potential there. Clever generation gap reference, otherwise it's a bit borderline in terms of genre.