Doubt Synopsis
In 1964 a nun (Meryl Streep) confronts a priest she believes is abusing a student.
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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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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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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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DOUBT is undoubtable one of the BEST movie of the year! Grade: SOLID A

By MOVIES REVIEWER
Dec. 18 - I just attended the advance press screening of this EXCELLENTLY produced/directed/acted 104-minute movie based on a original play by John Patrick Shanley who also directed and screen-wrote...

Superb

By Cubafriminican
What do you do when you have no doubt, that you aren't sure what you think you're sure about? Who is god? Who is godlike? And who can judge either? If you aren't prepared to think, go see this...

wonderful

By bennyg311
Wonderful movie, wonderful acting, intelligent nuanced plot. Very much enjoyed. Many marks above the usual crap that's put out by hollywood....

Doubt

By Beverley Taylor
Best film I have seen in years!!! Meryl Streep is clearly the finest American actress in the country, and her work here is well matched by Philip Seymor Hoffman. This film is brilliant in all...

I Had No DOUBT!!!!!

By Movieconnoseur
This movies is in fact one of the best movies of the year. All four perfomances are powerhouses and engaging... I am simply astonished as how Meryl Streep and Amy Adams got compeltely absorbed in...

If you like brilliant writing.

By thermopylae
If you love brilliant writing, then you'll love this film. The acting is up to par with everything else entailed. However, I hope you don't expect action in any sense, because it doesn't have it....

And the Oscar goes too.....

By rcc512
I just attended and invite only preview of this movie. I must say that it was the best movie I have seen this year. Streep and Hoffman gave oscar worthy prefromances. This movie takes place in 1964...

Worth a look

By ravenkrogstad
I am not Catholic so I will say that up front. I thought the film was fairly slow overall. I loved the acting. Of course we know that Meryl Streep won and award for her performance in this film. But,...

No Ddoubt about DOUBT

By vicfromny
EXCELLENT movie. Returned me to the past when I was being tutored (whacked in the back of the head) by the Dominican Sisters,(This movie has Sisters of Charity), both orders are out of the same mold....

Doubt

By missykay65
This is one of the finest movies of the year. Streep will clearly get the Oscar nod and SHOULD win. Hoffman was good; it's not an Oscar roll, however. I saw the movie with a Nun, and she explained...

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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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