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Film Threat

It's not often that a film changes history, but it's just possible that Irish writer-director John Deery's righteously energetic Conspiracy...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A challenging, thought-provoking debut that compassionately questions the relevance of celibacy in the Catholic Church.
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60

The New York Times

Deery's modest drama is one big, obvious argument against the vow of celibacy for Roman Catholic priests, but it has heart.
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Touches on issues raised in "Bad Education," but without Pedro Almodovar's flamboyant elegance.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Feels like a personal vendetta.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Deery's points are well-taken, but they would have been a lot better made if he hadn't taken so many easy shots at the church by demonizing...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Want Jesuitical fineness of argument? Look elsewhere. This one merely answers the prayers of those looking for an argument.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The story meanders, but the subject is timely and important.
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50

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
A film based on this information is potentially interesting, but Conspiracy of Silence, set in modern-day Ireland, is incoherent and often...
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40

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The limp thriller plot Deery constructs to frame his theological inquiries is both artificial and not very interesting, a lethal...
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