88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
You may have doubts about which side to choose, but there's no doubt about this mind-bender. It'll pin you to your seat.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
By eloquently probing the state of uncertainty and its accompanying discomfort and confusion, Doubt compels viewers to examine their own assumptions as they become caught up in this fascinating tale.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Doubt leaves none in one respect: John Patrick Shanley was the right person to direct this fascinating screen version of his celebrated play.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The truth is left for the audience to decide. And while the conclusion isn't necessarily clear, it is unsettling.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
There seems to be something about the story itself that's better suited to the stage than the screen.
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70

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Directing the film of Doubt, Shanley is able to put an even finer point on his Tony-and Pulitzer-winning play about suspicion and guilt at a Bronx Catholic grade school in 1964.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film is nothing if not provocative.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
As a consideration of faith and propriety, the movie never managed to boil my blood or break my heart.
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60

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Doubt cast a long moral shadow on Broadway but seems blunter on screen, largely because Shanley's fussy directorial notions ... are less nuanced than the religious and moral arguments he's given his principal characters.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Shanley turns out to have dismayingly few original cinematic notions to back up the basic did-he-or-didn't-he hook in his study of conviction and compassion.
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68 out of 100
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