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Mrs. Soffel (1984)

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Critic Reviews: 3
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Based on a true story, Mrs. Soffel is set in Pittsburgh near the dawn of the 20th century. Peter Soffel (Edward Herrmann) is the warden of a top security prison, and his wife Kate (Diane Keaton) often comes by to read the Bible aloud to the inmates, despite her fragile health. While making her rounds, she makes the acquaintance of the Biddle Brothers, Ed (Mel Gibson) and Jack (Matthew Modine), who are sentenced to death for murder and robbery. Ed has become something of a celebrity thanks to his

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Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Jan 8, 2002

MGM Home Entertainment

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (6) | DVD (3)

handsomely mounted period piece, but can't shake off a certain air of good manners

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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didn't for one moment convince me that these were real people, acting from the bottom of their hearts.

October 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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a very strange and maddening movie, being a fascinating tale that's nowhere as provocative as it first promises to be and as the reputations of everyone connected with it might lead you to expect.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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An unusual love story and a religious film about grace and forgiveness.

July 23, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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The outcome is predictable, and the prospectively livelier second half never breaks free from the torpor of the prison scenes.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
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True stories don't get much steamier.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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I saw this Movie very long time ago. I was so fascinated of the movie. It is tiny bit dark for my test.
December 13, 2009
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Good performances, slow script.
July 7, 2008
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