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Doubt (2008)

Doubt

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

December 12, 2008 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Production Budget

$25 millions

Studio

Miramax Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

John Patrick Shanley

Producer

Scott Rudin, Mark Roybal

Screenwriter

John Patrick Shanley

Starring

Story


John Patrick Shanley brings his play "Doubt" to the screen, in a story about the quest for truth, the forces of change, and the devastating consequences of blind justice in an age defined by moral conviction.

It's 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A vibrant, charismatic priest, Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman), is trying to upend the school's strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Meryl Streep), the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the country, and, indeed, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James (Amy Adams), a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius her suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius is galvanized to begin a crusade to both unearth the truth and expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without ashred of proof or evidence except her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn, a battle that threatens to tear apart the Church and school with devastating consequences.

Pictures (9 photos)


Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as Father Brendan Flynn and Amy Adams stars as Sister James in Miramax Films' Doubt (2008). Photo credit by Andrew Schwartz.
Meryl Streep stars as Sister Aloysius Beauvier in Miramax Films' Doubt (2008)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..compelling..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
“..strikes a deeper chill in our hearts than the creepiest thriller..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..thick, juicy, sustained or sustaining..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]

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