• Released
  • December 12, 2008
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 44 min
  • Drama
  • 6,336 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: In 1964 a nun (Meryl Streep) confronts a priest she believes is abusing a student.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rated PG-13 | For thematic material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Brooding, play-based drama isn't for kids.
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