The Magdalene Sisters Synopsis
Nuns torment young women (Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone) at an Irish convent.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A fierce, brilliant film that breaks (and then mends) your heart.
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
A pungent, powerful film that points an accusing finger not at religious beliefs but at flawed human institutions. It also targets social...
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100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Blistering and brilliant work.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The rare movie that turns cruelty into art.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
See The Magdalene Sisters for its own sake; the performances alone are inspirational. But see it too as an example of how powerful a...
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The whole system was sadistic and indefensible, and the church, looking the other way as long as profits rolled in from the laundries,...
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It is an unsettling tale told simply and chillingly by director Peter Mullan, with stand-out performances, an evocative soundtrack and...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A film of haunting eloquence and justifiable fury.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A powerful document of cruelty and sadism.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Mullan errs by making all the sisters dragon ladies. Still, the film gets to you; it's a powerhouse.
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Rated R | For Language, Cruelty, Nudity, Sexual Content and Violence